Report drunk drivers
Tips for Spotting and Reporting Suspected Drunk Drivers
How to Spot a Drunk Driver
The following clues can help motorists detect a drunk driver:
- Weaving/swerving in and out of the lane
- Weaving within the lane quite noticeably
- Traveling at speeds much slower than the flow of traffic
- Braking erratically or stopping in the lane
- Sudden stops for signal lights and slow start once they change
- Remaining at the signal lights once they turn green – asleep at the wheel
- Making wide turns and/or cutting the corner striking the curb
- Headlights off at night or on high beams
- Driving with the turn signals on
- Straddling the center line of the road or lane lines
- The driver looks intoxicated – starring straight ahead, face close to the windshield, and/or appears to be quite sleepy
- Aggressive driving – speeding, tailgating and multiple lane changes or unsafe passing may be the tell-tale signs of intoxication
How to Report a Drunk Driver
The following signs can help you detect an impaired driver on the road:
- Call 911 and tell them you wish to report a suspected drunk driver. You do not have to give your name.
- Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate number.
- Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road, cross streets and the direction they’re traveling.
- Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
- Do not try to stop the car or detain the driver. Leave that to a law enforcement officer.