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OnStar, the mobile version of Big Brother?
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So apparently if you have OnStar, and do something stupid, OnStar will call the cops right up and tell them to “help” you. Possibly to a free blood test!

From the Morning Call:

A 22-year-old Monroe County man whose OnStar navigation system sent an alarm when his vehicle got stuck in the mud got more help than he expected.

State police ended up giving him a ride — for a blood test.

Paul W. Sinker III of Stroudsburg was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after two state troopers were dispatched to his vehicle through OnStar’s automatic crash response system.

A news release said the troopers from the Swiftwater barracks were sent to Rim Rock Road around 1 a.m. Thursday to investigate. They found Sinker attempting to free his vehicle after getting stuck in mud while turning around, state police said.
Troopers said while they talked to Sinker they smelled alcohol on his breath. After he failed a field sobriety test, they arrested him.

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  • Krista

    Whatever! This is such a crock! He called to get a tow and the company couldn’t send a truck and sent the police instead because it was New Year’s eve. The Morning Call is such a load of you know what. I hate reading all the lies this paper. I guess the Morning Call didn’t follow up but Paul Sinker was taken to the hospital immediately for a blood alcohol test and guess what? He PASSED! He was the designated driver for crying out loud! He had passengers in the car!!

  • Krista

    Whatever! This is such a crock! He called to get a tow and the company couldn’t send a truck and sent the police instead because it was New Year’s eve. The Morning Call is such a load of you know what. I hate reading all the lies this paper. I guess the Morning Call didn’t follow up but Paul Sinker was taken to the hospital immediately for a blood alcohol test and guess what? he PASSED! He was the designated driver for crying out loud! He had passengers in the car!!

    If you want the real story check his myspace page for the truth.

  • http://jimmytheclam.com Jimmy

    I can’t find the MySpace page, but Krista has posted the information here:
    http://www.switched.com/2009/01/05/man-calls-onstar-for-help-gets-arrested-for-drunk-driving/