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911 Caller Tells Police He Is Drunk Driver

Last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

(JASPER COUNTY) - A Logansport man is behind bars after he called 911 to report himself for driving drunk, police said.

Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department received a 911 from a man reporting that he was drunk and needed to be taken off the roadway.

A trooper found Matthew Devore, 24, in his vehicle on the side of Interstate 65 northbound near the 226 mile marker.

Devore told the trooper he was sick of Indiana so he decided to go for a drive.

Police determined Devore lost control of his car and drove into the grassy median.

He was able to drive out, but he told police he realized one of his tires was flat and decided to call 911 to report himself.

Police said Devore's knuckles were bloody, but he explained that he had punched a wall while playing darts Sunday evening.

Devore's blood-alcohol content tested at 0.09 percent, police said, and he was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated

He was being held at the Jasper County Jail on Monday morning.

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