Tennessee man arrested for repeatedly drunk dialing 911

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:10 EDT
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A Columbia, Tennessee man was arrested last weekend and charged with misusing 911 after he dialed emergency dispatchers nine times in a single day, including one call in particular wherein he asked if they could send a car to take him on a beer run.

Allen Troy Brooks, 67, was apparently drunk when he made the calls, according to a report in The Columbia Daily Herald‘s police blotter, in a bit of community reporting that was picked up by The Associated Press.

When an officer was finally dispatched, Brooks allegedly denied he’d made the calls and claimed he didn’t even have a phone. Although police told the man he’d just get a citation if he’d simply agree to stop calling, he reportedly refused to cooperate.

Brooks was arrested on a class A misdemeanor then released a short time later on a $1,500 bond.

This video is from NBC affiliate WSMV Channel 4 in Columbia, TN.

WSMV Channel 4


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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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