Drunk Driver Crashes Car, Calls Cops to Report “Theft,” Gives Himself Away


Anyone who enjoys an alcoholic drink now and then has probably experienced moments when they thought up an idea that seemed totally logical — genius even — at the time, but later turned out to be well, pretty dumb.

That’s the only way we can describe the incident that took place when a drunk driver crashed his car and subsequently called the cops to report it as having been stolen in hopes he wouldn’t get a DWI charge. Genius? Not so much.

Investigators say Rudy Fernandez called 911 after running his car into a tree and told the deputies that it was stolen from his house nearby. But as he tried to lay out his story, the cops became suspicious. The noticeable smell of alcohol on his breath and his inability to keep the details straight were all they needed to question his claims.

In the video above, the deputy is heard saying “I think that you’re going to Guillermo’s house, a friend’s house, you had too much to drink, you crashed your car, you panic, you walk back to your house, you try to report this car stolen. This isn’t my first night tonight; this isn’t my first night as a cop.”

The deputies checked out the wrecked car and found no evidence of forced entry or anything missing.

Fernandez failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless driving.He got out on a bond four hours after being booked.

The lesson here kids: That idea you have that seems really smart when you’re drunk, it probably a pretty poorly thought out one. Just be safe and never drink and drive.

Check out the video above.

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