Man calls state cops to report himself as a drunken driver

2013-04-08T20:30:00Z 2013-04-09T00:44:08Z Man calls state cops to report himself as a drunken driverTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 08, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

JASPER COUNTY | A 24-year-old Logansport, Ind., man was taken to the Jasper County Jail early Sunday after calling police to report himself as a drunken driver.

Matthew Devore, 24, called the Jasper County Sheriff's Department at 12:20 a.m. Sunday to say he was drunk and needed to be removed from the road, according to Indiana State Police.

State police found Devore on northbound Interstate 65, about four miles south of the DeMotte/Roselawn exit.

Devore drove a 1996 Toyota off the road into a grassy median. He was able to drive out but then realized one of the tires was flat, police said.

Devore then pulled onto the shoulder and called 911 to report himself as a drunken driver, police said.

Devore told police he was "sick of Indiana" and decided to "go for a drive," police said. When a trooper asked why Devore's knuckles were bloody, he allegedly said he was playing darts Sunday evening and decided to punch a wall.

Devore registered a blood alcohol content of 0.09, just over the legal limit of 0.08. He was arrested and taken to jail.

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