The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 81
HOLIDAYS | NOTA BENE
'TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
A great time to share food and
drink with family and friends.
And in the hopes that everyone
has a happy and safe holiday, here
is a series of events that happened
to a good friend of mine whom we
shall call Dave.
Dave is in his 60s, easy going,
is active in his church, has a perfect driving record, and has a
very responsible position in the
After finishing his third cocktail in as many hours on an empty
stomach at an upscale dining
sports bar, he left to have a quick
bite at Waffle House. You might
say Dave is not your big spender.
Slowing down but not stopping
completely at the corner stop sign
he pulled out onto the highway.
An officer working radar near the
front of the establishment pulled
Dave over immediately. After presenting his license and registration
to the officer, he was informed that
he failed to come to a complete
stop at the stop sign.
The officer asked Dave if he had
been drinking alcohol. Dave confesses that indeed he did have a
cocktail earlier. The officer asked
if he only had one drink. Dave,
the honest, church-going individual that he is, mentioned he may
have had two. The officer politely asked Dave to step out of the
Cooperating with every request,
Dave was given a breathalyzer test
and performed the field sobriety
test on the shoulder of the busy
highway. Two other cruisers arrived, one shining its lights on
There was no miscount when
counting backwards from 98 or
reciting parts of the alphabet.
Dave allowed that he did wobble
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