Last night I was coming home from being out and I saw a car ahead of me driving weird. First thing was that he was swerving and braking and then he went and drove in the oncoming traffic lane! I was on a two lane road - one in each direction - that is VERY windey. So I backed off a bit and watched him come back into the proper lane for a bit then drift back to the opposite direction lane. Thank GOD that each time he went into the other lane, no one was coming. I followed him for about a 1/2 mile and then called 911 because this guy WAS going to get someone killed. I was able to give the license plate number and our location and the operator said that two cars were coming. I was ready to turn off and felt the need to follow him more because he was just so bad and I have first-aid training and figured someone would need it soon. I watched as he hit the curb on the other side of the road then pinball back into my lane and I seriously felt like blocking him at a light but it was 11 pm, and I'm a woman alone on a dark road - NOT a good idea so I kept following. Well, we got about 3 miles down the road with him all over before he just drove straight into a telephone pole on the other side of the road (all the way on my left). He hit the pole without even braking, split the pole in half, the transformer exploded and the bottom of the pole ended up crunching through the whole front of the engine almost to the windshield!! Oh my gosh!!! I pulled over, grabbed my phone and jumped out of the car just as he climbed out. Can you believe he hit the pole at about 40 MPH and split it in half but was OK? Of course he was on something - not sure what. Just as I got to his car, my phone rang and it was the 911 operator asking where we were and I told her where and that he had just hit the pole. She heard me talking to the guy and she asked if I wanted her to stay on the line with me and I said "Yes" so she did (what a doll). The police pulled up about 30 seconds later and took over. I waited by my car while they secured everything and then spoke to the policeman. He asked me if I was the one who called and I told him I was and he said that they were following where I was but were far enough behind that they couldn't get to me quickly enough. They were grateful that I did what I did in calling and keeping them posted on where he was. I filled out a report and was able to leave after about 30 minutes. I came home and shook for an hour before I went to bed. I'm SO grateful it ended like it did. The young man (he was in his early/mid 20s) would have killed someone if he hit them head on - my absolute fear as I was following him. He was fortunate that he was as blitzed as he was because he was not hurt but his car is totaled, I'm sure and he's going to have at least the consequences of a DUI, have his insurance skyrocket if he can even get insurance after this and our utility company makes the person who hit the pole pay for it if the accident is their fault. But man, that was the scariest 7 minutes of my life (the officer told me it was 7 minutes from when I initiated the call to when they got there). I actually woke up this morning all sore in the shoulders/back/neck - I think from being so tense through the whole ordeal!! I was so tense and shaking that I couldn't even recognize my handwriting. LOL Goodness, what a night!