03/19/2015 04:19 EDT | Updated 03/19/2015 04:59 EDT

Canadian Drunk Driver Calls Cops On Himself

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WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 28: Ontario Provincial Police vehicle on February 28, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

This is a first.

A 55-year-old Ontario man decided he was too drunk to be driving and called the police on himself.

The man was driving near Windsor on Highway 3 in Essex County at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

"He, for whatever reason, pulled off to the side of the road and said he was too drunk to drive and described the vehicle to the police and said 'I’ll put my four way flashers on,'" Constable Kevin O’Neill said in an interview with Global News.

Officers found the vehicle shortly after the call and determined the driver was still talking with Ontario Provincial Police dispatch when they arrived. Officers allegedly found open liquor in the car.

The man was arrested and charged with impaired driving. He is to appear in court April 7, according to CBC News.

"We hear bizarre things all the time and for as long as I’ve been a police officer for, I've never heard anybody call in and say, 'I’m drunk, here’s where I’m at,'" said O'Neill.

This story has echoes of another Canadian man, who told Newfoundland police on Facebook in January 2015 that he'd "see them on Monday," meaning he was turning himself in after the weekend was over.


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