The highway patrolman waited outside a popular local bar, hoping to catch a driver who had been drinking. We all know what it’s like, they all need to reach their quota of drivers breaking the law and this was just one of those cases.
At closing time, as everyone came out of the bar, the highway patrolman spotted his potential quarry as the bar doors slammed open and a drunk staggered out into the parking lot.
This man was so obviously inebriated that he could barely walk.
He stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, just looking for his car.
After trying his keys on five other cars, he finally found his own vehicle.
He then sat in the car for a good ten minutes, as the other patrons left.
He turned his lights on, then off. Then he turned his wipers on, then off.
The highway patrolman was by this time getting quite frustrated, but he also knew that he just had to wait a bit longer for the man to start the engine and pull away and then the man would be all his.
The man eventually started the car engine, began to pull forward into the grass, then stopped the car.
Finally, when his was the last car left in the parking lot, the man pulled out onto the road and started to drive away.
The highway patrolman, who had been waiting for this moment, turned on his lights and pulled the man over.
He administered the breathalyzer test to the drive, but to his great surprise, the test showed that the man was completely sober.
The highway patrolman was absolutely dumbfounded.
“This equipment must be broken!” exclaimed the highway patrolman.
“I doubt it”, the man said, “Tonight I’m the designated decoy!!!”
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