On our way home at 2am last night, we passed a clearly drunk driver. He wasn't weaving madly, but it was a 3 lane road and he was fast and slow and drifting around a little. He was obviously well past the limit.
I thought "I should call someone - he shouldn't be on the road!" but was not quite sure who to call. Does one call the police about this? And how does that work - he's driving so what are the chances of them finding him, he'd be well past wherever I reported him by then. And then who do you call? If I call 000 am I wasting their lines so that real emergencies can't get through? But I don't know any other number offhand... And are you supposed to get their numberplate or something? I didn't really want DH to get close enough to see it - we had kids in the car - I just wanted to get as far from him as possible.
In the end I wished I had called, as there was actually a police car we passed on the other side of the road, so they WOULD have been able to get there in time. I just hate the thought that someone that drunk was out on the street able to possibly injure someone. But I was just frozen by the fact that I didn't actually know what I was supposed to do in this situation!
Educate me, EB!