From the state where drink driving is considered a sport,
comes a true story from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a local
neighborhood tavern. Late in the evening the officer
noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely
The man stumbled around the car park for a few minutes,
with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an
eternity and trying his keys on five vehicles, the man managed to
find his car, which he fell into. He was 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 night),
flicked the indicators on, then off, tooted the horn and then switched
on the lights.
He moved the vehicle forward a few cm, reversed a little and
then remained stationary for a few more minutes as some more
At last he pulled out of the car park 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, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a
To his amazement the breathalyser indicated no evidence of
the man's intoxication.
The police officer said 'I'll have to ask you to accompany
me to the Police station - this breathalyser equipment must be
'I doubt it,' said the man, 'tonight I'm the designated