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Mon., March 10, 2014, 9:13 a.m.

A Close Encounter With A DUI

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of a close encounter with a drunk driver Saturday night: "So Sam's pizza was a little cold and date night lasted a bit longer and was a tad more dangerous than usual. We saw a guy in a sliver sedan jump a curb at Francis and Division, then hit two curbs. As he drove 5 mph east on Francis I called 911 and thus began a 28 minute adventure while we followed the dude through our neighborhood as he alternately stopped in the middle of streets, drove up on sidewalks and periodically left his car in the middle of the road in to lean up against street signs and light poles. The 911 operator said, "Ma'am don't put yourself in any danger. Officers have been notified but we appreciate you letting us know where the driver is." Finally, we saw the flashing lights and watched as the Spokane PD pulled the guy over on Magnesium. I could not have gone home tonight, knowing that guy was out there on the roads. And Sam doesn't mind cold pizza."

Question: Have you ever called 911 to report a possible DUI?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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