- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - A driver in Gresham has been accused of improperly using 911 when he called the emergency number in hopes of avoiding a traffic ticket.

The Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/eRZL3P ) that an officer pulled over the suspect around 12:55 a.m. Thursday for a traffic violation, only to discover the driver’s license was suspended.

Police say while the officer was away from the suspect’s car writing a citation, the man called 911 and reported a shooting nearby. Police traced the call and linked it back to the driver, who later admitted it was a false report.

The man was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. He has since been released from jail.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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