Billings, MT - A drunken woman who just needed a little help getting out of her car figured that police officers would be more than happy to lend their assistance.
Carol Frances Omeara of Montana is just the latest individual in the midst of a crime to mistakenly believe that calling 911 will yield zero negative consequences. The 55-year-old has been charged with felony drunken driving after police say she called 911 for help getting out of her car.
WFTV reports that Omeara was arrested Tuesday after calling dispatchers and asking for assistance. The operator asked if she was having medical or mechanical issues, and she merely replied that she was too drunk to get out.
Her blood-alcohol content was a jarring 0.311 percent, nearly four times the limit at which you're considered legally drunk.
According to The Billings Gazette, Omeara appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court last Wednesday for her initial appearance. She remains jailed under a $3,000 bond.
Court records show that she has three previous DUI convictions.
Ridiculous 911 calls are kind of a thing around our water cooler. Back in June, we reported that a U.K. man had called the emergency services line to complain that his prostitute wasn't pretty enough.
He asked that police respond and arrest her for "breaching the Sale of Goods Act" by "making herself out to be better looking than she was."
Naturally, this led this his own arrest.
Of course, sometimes just wasting the time and resources of emergency responders by calling 911 in the first place is the crime. In February, a man called 911 a whopping nine times simply because he was craving a cheeseburger and wanted to know if cops would bring him one. Police showed up sans-cheeseburger and took him to jail instead.
Here's Omeara's mug!