JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A drunken driver called 911 early Monday morning to report himself.
The call came in at 12:20 a.m. to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. The man on the phone said he was drunk and needed to be taken off the roadway. He was later identified as 24-year-old Matthew Devore of Logansport.
Trooper Danielle Elwood located the man's car on Interstate 65 northbound at the 226 mile marker (four miles south of the Demotte/Roselawn exit).
Preliminary investigation revealed Devore lost control of his car and landed in a grassy median. Devore was able to drive his car out of the median but then realized one of his tires was flat. He then stopped his car on the outer shoulder and decided to call 911 to report that he had been drinking and driving.
Indiana State Police said Devore told the trooper he "was sick of Indiana so he decided to go for a drive."
Devore's knuckles were bloody but he explained that he had been playing darts earlier Sunday evening and decided to punch a wall. State police said Devore's blood alcohol content was .09 percent (more than the legal limit of .08 percent). He was taken to Jasper County Jail in Rensselaer.
Indiana State Police would like to remind the public to contact local, state or county authorities with reports of impaired or dangerous driving.
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