By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — A passenger who falsely reported gunfire to the emergency dispatch center three times about 2:39 a.m. Jan. 7 learned the hard way that filing a false report would not get police officers to abandon his girlfriend’s traffic stop for reckless, intoxicated driving.
The dispatch center received three calls from a man claiming to hear gunfire near 21st and Vinewood streets, but the calls were made from the area of 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where officers were conducting a traffic stop after spotting a woman driving recklessly at a speed exceeding 80 mph.
The man was arrested for misusing the 911 system, and his girlfriend was still arrested for operating while intoxicated.