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Would-be drunk driver leaves ‘pity’ note on parked car, avoids ticket

WAUSAU, Wis. - After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made a “safe choice” to not drink and drive.

But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot.

When an officer found the car and was ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.”

The Wausau Police department posted a picture on Facebook on Monday.

Police said their parking officers can appreciate people making smart decisions and having a good sense of humor.

So the officer let the driver off easy. He issued a warning ticket, with a special note in reply: "Pity Granted, Just A Warning."

This tactic doesn’t guarantee you’ll be let off the hook, though. So if you’re planning on throwing back a few, it’s still best to plan ahead and arrange a ride.

And never drink and drive.