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Mansfield Twp. man called 911 for a ride home, police say

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Mansfield Township man who allegedly called 911 for a ride home was charged by police early Thursday morning.

Felix Guzman, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct, police said.

At 2:27 a.m., town police responded to Quick Chek, located at 146 Route 182, in reference to a male that dialed 911 because he needed a ride home, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, the officers located Guzman outside of the Quick Chek, police said.

The officers determined that Guzman allegedly consumed alcohol and dialed 911 because he just wanted a ride to Mansfield Village, police said.

Guzman was released pending a court appearanceand then given a ride to his residence

“We understand and empathize with the people who will comment and say well, at least he didn’t drive drunk. Absolutely, we are happy he didn’t get behind the wheel and get in an accident and hurt somebody or himself, but that’s not the issue here. The main issue here is tying up the 911 line for a gratuitous ride home,” police said.

We want the public to know that 911 is for emergencies — and that’s it, police said.

If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep, police said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook