WAUSAU, Wis. -- After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made a “safe choice” to not drink and drive.
But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot.
When an officer found the car and was ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.”
The Wausau Police department posted a picture on Facebook on Monday.
Police said their parking officers can appreciate people making smart decisions and having a good sense of humor.
So the officer let the driver off easy. He issued a warning ticket, with a special note in reply: "Pity Granted, Just A Warning."
This tactic doesn’t guarantee you’ll be let off the hook, though. So if you’re planning on throwing back a few, it’s still best to plan ahead and arrange a ride.
And never drink and drive.