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Old 01-07-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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I can imagine this happening in other jurisdictions besides Texas ...

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From a county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story .


Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Fredericksburg, Texas.

After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so
apparently 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 in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles,

the man managed to find his car and fall into it.


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--they worked fine,

dry summer night--, flicked the blinkers on and 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 still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons' vehicles left.


At last, when he was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.
The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car,

put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test.
To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had 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 truly proud Redneck. 'Tonight I'm the designated decoy.
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I can imagine this happening in other jurisdictions besides Texas ...

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From a county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story .


Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Fredericksburg, Texas.

After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so
apparently 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 in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles,

the man managed to find his car and fall into it.


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--they worked fine,

dry summer night--, flicked the blinkers on and 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 still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons' vehicles left.


At last, when he was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.
The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car,

put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test.
To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had 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 truly proud Redneck. 'Tonight I'm the designated decoy.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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Funny .....didn't see that coming.
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That was a funny one. Thanks for sharing. A little laughter is good now and again in these otherwise depressing times.
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and to be academically argumentative, and other then any possible driving violations, did the 'redneck' potentially break any laws ?

( i believe there was at least one ticketable offense )
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LOL gotta luv them rednecks
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I don't know if any legal issues were broken, but out-foxing the cops was a goodie!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">and to be academically argumentative, and other then any possible driving violations, did the 'redneck' potentially break any laws ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Care to share your opinion? I saw no mention of a seatbelt, but that was not germaine to the story.
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While the story is funny, the "back story" is scary -- how many drunk drivers were on the road that night?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doc:
.... Care to share your opinion? I saw no mention of a seatbelt, but that was not germaine to the story. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, although i was searching for a non-driving violation,
i mentioned that i felt there was at least a ticketable offense,
I think that intentionally honking a car horn other then to warn someone else in your way is an infraction,
and in this situation the bar patron who has just admited made a joke of the cop's time is going to get something more then just a good belly-laugh from the cop , and he did honk his horn as part of the ruse,
( hey, i didn't say it was a serious ticketable offense )

but, as far as a real crime?, I was wondering if faking a 'drunken' drive is anywhere similar to faking caring drugs,
ie ... being in a known drug sales location with fake dope tied up in little baggies in your back pocket, which i believe is illegal,

or ... in Texas isn't it a felony to falsely report a crime to police?

somehow between those two ruses, I felt there might be some way this guy was going to get dinged,

I DO feel however, if you pulled that slick move on one of the good ol' boys patroling our locals joints around here at 2am, one way or another you would walk away with at least a few 'promises to appear' shoved into your glove box

hey, i never said i passed the bar exam, i just passed a bar
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You guys have too much time on hands! Lighten up! It was a joke for heavens sake!


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It was a joke for heavens sake!


Dieselclacker </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, OP said it was a true story...
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