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Driver flags down cop to say "hello," gets DUI

Freddie Levison

Riverside, Ill. Police via CBS Chicago

RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Police say a Chicago man who flagged down an officer to say "hello" ended up being charged with DUI, reports the Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire.

You have a nice day, too, sir.

Freddie Levison, 57, stopped his 2012 Chevy SUV early Saturday to say "hello" to an officer in a marked squad car in Riverside, police say. After greeting the officer, Levison continued driving, but appeared to be doing so "erratically," according to police. Levison was stopped by the officer just a few blocks away.

Police say the driver had a blood alcohol level of .210, nearly three times the legal limit, and told police his license was suspended due to a previous DUI.

So perhaps we can at least admire his honesty.

Levison was charged with two counts of DUI, driving with a suspended license and illegal lane usage, police said.