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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

This was e-mailed to me:

Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Canby, Oregon. After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car, which he fell into. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a fine, dry summer night) — flicked the blinkers on, then off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained for a few more minutes as some more of the other patron vehicles left. At last, the parking lot empty, he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the road.

The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and carried out a Breathalyzer test.

To his amazement, the Breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This Breathalyzer equipment must be broken.”

“I doubt it” said the proud Oregonian. “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.”


Blogger Ricardo said...

LOL!! What a plan!! Too funny.

July 18, 2007 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Now that was a nice one Tom Harper.

July 18, 2007 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Good one, I was thinking something entirely different.

July 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo, Let's Talk, Larry: Thanks. Yeah, that story really cracked me up. It sure wasn't the ending I expected.

July 18, 2007 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger David Caspian said...

Haha. This is especially funny, since I was pulled over on suspiscion of drunk driving while I was sober.

July 18, 2007 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Version I heard was from a Cop I used to work with:

Seems the Sonoma County Sheriffs (sound familiar?) were getting busted by the Highway Patrol who were waiting for them when they would come out of their favorite drinking hole.

So they sent a Mr. Clean/Sober Deputy to drive out first, they pounced on him and he told them he was the DD.

The Sonoma Sheriffs got away


July 18, 2007 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

David: That sucks, being pulled over for drunk driving when you're sober.

Erik: Interesting version. Highway Patrol busting the Sonoma County Sheriffs, LOL.

July 18, 2007 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Tom, great story. Man I bet that was one pissed off copper!

July 18, 2007 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Leo: Oh yeah! That cop must have had smoke coming out his ears. I'm surprised he didn't arrest that guy for "resisting arrest" or "conspiracy" or something.

July 19, 2007 at 1:19 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...


July 19, 2007 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Yup, that cop sure got reeled in.

July 19, 2007 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

haha I must say I got a good chuckle out of that. nice story!

July 19, 2007 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jake: Thanks, glad you liked it.

July 19, 2007 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great and very funny story. How unfortunate that it is all BS! The cops don't carry " breathalyzer equipment " Also, you are never invited to go to the station for a test. You are arrested and taken there. Nice try- good line but again a fairy tale.

November 6, 2007 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Sorry it took me so long to publish your comment. I was on vacation and didn't get a chance to check e-mail.

I assume the story is either a joke or an urban legend. I just posted it because it was funny.

November 12, 2007 at 4:14 PM  

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