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Police: Driver tries to get out of ticket by calling 911 to report shots fired

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Salvador Sanchez-Buenrostro, jail booking photo Salvador Sanchez-Buenrostro, jail booking photo
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A driver who was pulled over by police and facing a traffic ticket ended up in jail after officers said he tried to get out of the situation by calling 911 to make a phony report of shots fired.

The Gresham Police Department issued a release about the incident Thursday titled, "Man learns how not to get out of a traffic ticket."

Salvador Sanchez-Buenrostro was pulled over at 12:54 a.m. Thursday for a traffic infraction near Northeast Kane Drive and Olvera Court.

An officer discovered Buenrostro's license was suspended, an issue that results in a ticket.

While writing out that ticket, police received a 911 call indicating shots had been fired in the area of 190th and Stark Street. The caller identified himself only as "Roberto," according to investigators.

Police said the location of the caller was traced back to Kane Drive and Olvera Court. The officer at the scene requested the number the call came from and, after talking to Buenrostro again, learned it was his phone number.

Police said Buenrostro eventually admitted to making the false report from his cell phone. As a result, he was given a ticket and then taken to the Multnomah County Jail on the charge of improper use of 911.

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