The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had a busy December, with 30 drunk driving arrests during the month. However, on New Year’s Eve their work was made a little easier by a man who called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. to report his own crime. He told the dispatcher that he was drunk and was driving his red Ford F-150 all over the town of Winter Haven but was unable to give his current location.

Drunk driver reports himself to police

Michael Lester, 39, was so drunk, he told the dispatcher that he didn’t know where he was at the time of the call. While DUI is a serious crime, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office saw the humorous side of the incident and on Friday posted the 911 call to their Facebook page, which can be heard below.

As reported by WFLA, during the call, the dispatcher can be heard repeatedly asking Lester where he was, but he has no idea. When asked what he had been doing all evening, he said he was drunk had been driving around, trying to get pulled over. Eventually he tells her that he is currently driving on the wrong side of the road and that he is near a Publix.

Lester then added that he was going to get something to eat and that the officers could catch up with him. When the dispatcher again asks him to pull over, he said he had, but added that he was currently parked in the middle of the road. As reported by KTLA, sirens can then be heard in the distance as deputies catch up with Lester.

Officers track down the culprit

When the officers finally managed to track him down, Lester said he had drunk several beers and that he had accidentally swallowed meth, instead of smoking it. He added that he also hadn’t slept for around four days.

In their tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department stressed that DUI is no laughing matter, but went on to say that in this case, luckily no one was hurt, so they couldn’t help but LOTO, which translates as “Laughed Our Tasers Off.”

As Lester was their 30th DUI arrest for the month, they added a special note of thanks to him for handing himself in, adding that they loved round numbers.

They said at least he didn’t get involved in a crash and had survived the New Year's Eve experience, adding that maybe Lester will read their Facebook post, so they added the words, “Hi Michael!”

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office also noted that Lester has a criminal history including aggravated battery, DUI, drug possession, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and a hit and run and that he was jailed for his crime.