Connecticut, like most states, has stiff penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, most DUI arrests occur when police pull over a driver whom they suspect of operating a vehicle under the influence. It is rare that a driver turns himself in for DUI although that is apparently what one Indiana man did.
Police in Jasper County received a call on the 911 line from a man who reportedly told the dispatchers he was driving while intoxicated and needed to be "taken off the road." Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene to find the 24 year old with his car in a grassy median. The car had a flat tire. The driver allegedly told police that he lost control and realized, after the accident, that he should call 911 and report that he was drunk and ask for help.
The man was arrested for a blood-alcohol content of .09, just over the legal limit for driving. In most states, the maximum allowable blood-alcohol percentage is .08. The young man was held at the Jasper County Jail on a DUI charge.
Drivers who are accused of DUI face heavy fines, possible jail time and often lose their licenses to drive for extended periods of time. A DUI conviction can cost one driver thousands of dollars in fees, fines and costs related to mandatory classes, ignition interlocks and other expenses. In order to avoid jail time and possibly reduce or dismiss charges of DUI, some drivers turn to DUI attorneys for assistance. A DUI attorney may be able to help the driver negotiate a better plea or reduce fines and jail sentences.
Source: Huffington Post, "Matthew Devore, DUI suspect, calls 911 on himself: Cops," April 8, 2013