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Old 12-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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Drinking and driving

With the Holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out with friends.

Well two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That's when I did
something that I've never done before - I took a cab home.

Sure enough on the way home there was a police road block but since it was a cab they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it.

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Real seriously, don't drink and drive.
I'd like ya'll back on the forum next year.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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That's seriously funny Wayne, but I want my cab back now!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Ya got me that time. I was always told to wipe the cab down and leave it a few doors down in the crotchety old mans driveway. Uhm. Never mind.
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I no longer drink and drive. The last time I was walking out of a bar someone stepped on my knuckles so hard I couldn't hold the ignition key well enough to start the car.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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Love it Wayne
Here is one that has been around a while.

One night, a police officer was stalking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible violations of the driving under the influence laws. At closing time, he saw a fellow stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys on five different cars before he found his.

Then, sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.

The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be. The driver replied, "Tonight, I'm the Designated Decoy."
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Well, while I'm on a roll!

One evening as a police officer was "staking out a bar," to see if he could catch anyone drunk driving away, he saw the gentleman stagger out of the bar.

He staggered from one car to the other trying to open a door, but they were all locked. Finally he came to one and the door opened. He stumbled into the car and slammed the door. then he turned the lights on and off several times, then he started the car and turned the windshield wipers on, then flashed the lights several more times, turned the engine off and repeated the same process.

Finally he started the engine and pulled ever so slowly onto the road. The police officer started after him with lights flashing and siren blaring. The gentleman pulled over and the officer walked up and asked, "Have you been drinking?"

The gentleman replied, "No sir!" at which point the officer said he was going to give the gentleman a breathalyzer test. The test was negative. No trace of alcohol. The officer said, "This is unbelievable, you came stagger out of the bar, couldn't find your car, went through all kings of commotion get it started and moving, and you're not drunk. What gives?"

During this time the bar had emptied and all the patrons had left. The gentleman replied:

"I'm the designated drunk decoy!"
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #7
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Ha ha ha! I was typing and posted the same story! We do travel in the same circles, right? Now we have to have a contest - who's the best.......never mind. I'm not going to delete mine, I think it is funny that we posted the same story. I did make one change -- sort of plagiarism, but I'll never tell.
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Walking while drunk - true story. A friend of mine lived in South Bend In and one cold evening he walked to the local tavern. On the return walk home the wind had come up and the weather worsened. A block from home he gave in to the cold. He walked up the driveway of a house - climbed in the backseat of the folks car to get out of the wind. A few hours later he woke up to LOE's flashlight in his eyes and strangers standing around. He got lucky. No charges were brought and LOE drove him home. This was about 1978. I'm pretty sure the results would be different today. Always drink and walk responsibly.
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I have a brother in law ex drunk, who actually did steal a cab and drove home. He spent the night in jail, and had charges up the ying yang. It is alot cheaper to have the cabbie take you home.
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Don't worry Wayne I called the local LEA, they will be by to pick you and the cab up. Should give Earlene a nice vacation, until she decides to bail you out.
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I'm the one that needs the vacation. She's the one that had rotator cuff surgery and I'm the nurse maid.

She's in her element standing in the kitchen telling me what to do. Today it was two meatloafs, Mexican rice, and butter beans, and I made it all, with verbal help.
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Don't drink and drive you will kill someone!!!!

This a good reminder around the holidays not to drink and drive. Our town has a program where you can call for a ride and they will even get your car home. Still each night on the news fatalities are reported because of drunk driving. Most of the time innocent people are killed. I can't drink because of the medication i am on. Several years ago a friend of mine was killed by a drunk driver. She was eight months pregnant so two were actually killed. How sad for her husband and young son.
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I was out on an early Saturday morning (0530 hrs) roadblock my traffic enforcement squad threw up on a viaduct and still managed to nab 4 drunks in 20 minutes driving home.......headed to the highway.....enough said
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Fred 1609 said his traffic enforcement squad threw up on a viaduct. Wow , they were some sick folks and still managed to grab 4 drunks in 20 minutes. If they weren't so sick, maybe they could of grab more drunks in less time.
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