Drunk Driving Suspect Thanks Officers After Stop

(AP) Instead of having a hostile reaction, a driver offered his thanks when officers pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving for a fifth time.

A criminal complaint quoted 52-year-old David Hyland of Plymouth as saying, "Thank you very much for everything you've done for me" after he was stopped early last Friday.

The complaint says he added, "I shouldn't have been driving and deserve to get caught."

According to the complaint filed in Sheboygan County Circuit Court, a Plymouth police officer saw Hyland's vehicle weaving and pulled him over.

After he failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent, or over the limit of 0.08 percent, he told officers he knew he had been drinking too much to drive.

The felony charge carries up to three years in prison.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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