April 7, 2009

Lost man tracked by cell phone GPS chip

A Wisconsin man who got lost while bicycling home from a party got help from police who tracked him by the GPS chip in his cell phone.

La Crosse police also gave the man a ticket after discovering that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The man told police he had been drinking in a bar and then went on to a house party. When he realized he was lost on his trip home, he first took a nap and then used his cell phone to call police for help.

Police dispatchers got in touch with the company providing his cell-phone service, who were able to get his location from the GPS chip.