Under the Influence
Apparently this was posted on the Mazda RX8 owners' club website last night, and got distributed to other sites...
"Was pulled over last night by a copper who'd followed me for a couple
of miles and breathalysed. Bearing in mind I could barely stand it was
no surprise to find I was massively over the limit.
This was particularly disgraceful as I had the missus and kiddie with me in the
car. I was arrested and read my rights. It was all a very salutary
experience, especially when the copper got shirty because I found the
whole business side-splittingly funny.
His mate, whilst the arrest took place, went and had a good look round the car, came back and started whispering to the other copper. They are whispering frantically at each other and neither of them look very pleased. Copper turns to me and starts accusing me of wasting police time, he calls me a tw*t.
I point out he's just sworn at a member of the public, in front of an 18 month
old child and that I'll report him for conduct unbecoming. Plod got back
in their car and drive off, with the copper who'd had a look round my
car laughing his head off.
And the moral of the story for the police
Always check whether a car is left or right
hand drive before breathalysing the guy in the right hand seat"
1965 XP Falcon - lots of parts, none of them on the car yet.