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Frightened girl calls 911, says her father is dangerously driving while drunk

The audio recording of a frightened young child hysterically crying for help as she tells a dispatcher that she is riding in a car being driven by her allegedly drunk father was received by authorities in Georgia.

“Hello, is this 911? … The only person that’s here is my dad and he’s drunk. My dad is drunk,” the 9-year-old can be heard telling the 911 dispatcher. “Help me, please! Help me!”


In the 17-minute 911 call made Sunday around 4 p.m., the little girl told the dispatcher that she was traveling in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with her father behind the wheel. Police said a younger sister was also in the car.

“I don’t know where we’re going. He’s driving really fast. … I think I’m going to get into a wreck,” she says. “I think I’m going to get into a wreck and kill myself. … I don’t know where I am right now. Daddy, stop the friggin car! Stop the car. Pull over somewhere!” The frightened girl continued in the audio recording.

However, her father was later arrested and in a police report, officers identified the father as 36-year-old Wesley Burgner and said he was “visibly intoxicated.” Police said he’d been drinking along the way from Atlanta to St. Simons Island.


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