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Drunk Mich. woman calls 911 for a ride home

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Alana Sims, 24 Alana Sims, 24
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) - Police say Alana Sims of Sterling Heights, Mich. called 911 while drunk requesting a ride home.

She called 911 April 4 saying, "I need an escort to home."

She apparently then hung up, and dispatchers called her back.

The dispatcher is heard in the 911 recording asking, "You stated earlier you needed an escort home."

Sims responds, "I would appreciate that, but you know what? It's okay."

The dispatcher asks where she is and she states she inside Joe Kool's, which is located E. Big Beaver Road near John R. Road.

When asked why she requested an escort home, Sims says she has been drinking "a little much" and that "she knows a few people at the police station" and that "all the cabs are too busy."

The dispatcher tells her to stay inside and that someone will come talk to her.

Police went to Joe Kool's and arrested the 24 year old for falsely summoning a police officer.

Police want to remind the public calling 911 if you are intoxicated and in actual need of help is not a crime. Police say, however, treating the dispatcher like a taxi service is a waste of time and is criminal activity.

"Truthfully, any bar, if you go to the bar or the bartender and tell them that you have a need to get a ride home, they will make arrangements to help and assist to get you home," says Troy Sgt. Andy Breidenich.

Sims is due in court again April 8.


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