911 calls before drunk driving crash released

Posted at: 02/15/2014 10:39 PM
Updated at: 02/15/2014 10:40 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4



911 calls from the Valencia County dispatch center show a neighborhood trying to prevent a drunk driver from causing any problems.

"Valencia 911, where is your emergency?" one of the calls begins.

The calls came before 27-year-old Jacob Williams crossed the double-yellow line on Jarales Road, hitting and killing motorcyclist Danny Sanchez and injuring his 11-year-old daughter Megan.

"This guy needs to leave and he's all messed up on something, I don't know what he's taking, drinking,” one of the callers told a dispatcher.

That caller was Christy Sisneros.

She told KOB Eyewitness News 4 she saw Williams fighting with her neighbors, and she called 911. She called again to make sure if he got behind the wheel, he did not get far.

“He's driving a white Dodge. He can't leave, driving, he's all messed up I can tell, he's, he's messed up,” Sisneros said in the call.

Another neighbor called too.

“The guy's really drunk and they're trying to make him drive away,” the caller said.

The dispatcher tells the caller help is on the way.

“My units are on the way okay so stay on the line with me, okay?” the dispatcher said.

But before anyone could get to Williams’ white Dodge truck, he crashed, causing a tragic accident that devastated a family and has sparked a new conversation about stopping drunk driving.