Sometimes reporters have to find the stories. But sometimes, just sometimes, the story comes right up to them, tells them to start rolling, and confesses to a fatal DUI crash.
Such was the case with a FOX11 news crew who responded to a collision in Los Angeles on the evening of Monday, February 22nd.
A man, known only by the name Jose, approached the news crew and said, "We were drinking. Record it."
Jose proceeded to tell the reporter that, after his evening of drinking with his cousin Juan, Juan began driving home. After driving for some time, however, Juan stopped in the middle of the freeway and made Jose drive.
"He was drunk already, and I told him I couldn’t drive, so he made me drive,” Jose told the reporter. “And he made me drive, and I told him I couldn’t drive.”
Jose also told the reporter that, after he took the wheel, he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a light pole. Jose then said that he left the scene to get help. According to Jose, when he returned is when he found paramedics and the news crew on the scene.
Unbeknownst to Jose at the time of his impromptu confession was that Juan was already dead as a result of the collision. Jose asked the reporter how Juan was doing and police had to give him the bad news.
In addition to the confession, officers also noticed the signs of intoxication and gave Jose field sobriety tests. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.