Editor's note: A previous version of this story had incorrectly stated Irene Power's sentence.
Two British women have been sentenced after making 400 hoax emergency calls to police in one month — 90 of which were made one night.
Irene Power, 21, was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, for the calls to the 999 service, similar to 911 in Canada. She has also been banned from calling 999 for 12 months unless there is a genuine emergency, and she must do 180 hours of community service.
A 16-year-old was given an 18-month rehabilitation order.
Police in Derbyshire, located in central England, said the two women called police in June and either laughed, swore at the operators or hung up when the call was answered.
Both women pleaded guilty to making the unnecessary calls.
In a press release, police Supt. Tracy Harrison said misusing the emergency line puts lives at risk.
"These two young women showed a complete disregard for that fact and called repeatedly despite being warned of the consequences."