This week's hypothetical contains three questions concerning various
questions or requests made by a police officer during a traffic stop.
We will award a cash prize of $100 to the one who gives the BEST overall
answers to all three of the questions. You can either post your answer
to the hypothetical in the comments section below or email your submission
to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced next Tuesday
- although depending on schedule, the contest entry period may be extended
by one week.
Here is the hypothetical:
You're driving home from the
bar where you had a couple
drinks - 2 beers and one shot of fireball over the course of three hours,
during which time you were also eating. You just barely feel
the effects of the alcohol
but you dont think you are in
any way too impaired to drive. A police car
pulls in behind you and turns
on his siren and flashing red and blue
lights. You dutifully pull
The officer comes up to your car, has
you roll down your window,
and asks for your license and
1. What should you do?
The officer says that he
pulled you over because you
seemed to be weaving around
on the road a bit, but after
talking to you, he thinks you'
re not under the influence.
However, just to make sure,
he asks you to get out of the
car to do a couple of quick field sobriety tests. He rattles them off by
name quickly - a "walk the line" test, a "Stand on one
leg" test, and an "eye" test.
2. What should you do and say to the officer?
The officer tells you that
you appear to be in good
shape to drive, but he asks
you, "just out of curiosity,
how many drinks have you had
3. What should you say?