Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Drunk Man Calls 911 On Himself (Updated)

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Picture_877.png

Update: Hale pleaded guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct and misuse of 911. His sentence of 30 days in jail and a $150 fine were suspended on the condition that he be a good little boy for a year. (Chronicle Telegram)

***

Earlier this week, 34-year-old William Hale was out in Strongsville and downed a fifth of Jagermeister with a friend. Good times, good times.

Unfortunately, the Elyria man needed to get back home and he and his friend, who had passed out in a truck somewhere on Route 42, were sauced. So Hale did the only logical thing for a man looking to get from Strongsville to Elyria: he decided to walk.

Yeah, you can imagine he didn't get very far. In fact, he never made it out of Strongsville. According to the Chronicle Telegram, he stopped at the Speedway on Route 82 and phoned for a cab. They told him it would be about 45 minutes before a cab would arrive. This was too long for our weary traveler.

So he called 911 instead.

He asked to speak to the Nord Center — a counseling service for addiction, mental disease, etc. They determined he "was not homicidal or suicidal and was simply drunk." Cops were dispatched to Hale', but not before he dialed 911 a few more times to update him on his location.

When police arrived, Hale informed them he had a 9 p.m. curfew and worried about getting home in time. They informed him it was 6 a.m. After pleading with the cops to just take him home "and force his elderly father to let him in," Hale was instead taken to jail and booked on charges of disorderly conduct and misuse of 911.

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation