Questions or Comments about
Follow the Winners When Stopped by Police

"...we call this plain insanity"  (BigBook pg. 37)

From court transcript:

Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red lights flashing?
A: Yes

Q: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
A: Yes

Q: What did she say?
A: What disco am I at?


Some things NOT to say to the police officer:

  1. My license? Sure, can you hold my beer? (OK in Texas)
  2. Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
  3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
  4. You must've been doin' about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!

  5. Are You Andy or Barney?
  6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
  7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
  8. I pay your salary!
  9. Gee, that's terrific! The last officer only gave me a warning, too!

  10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
  11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.
  12. When the Officer says "Gee Son....Your eyes look red, have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with," Gee Officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?"


Discussion with friend in treatment:

Q: How'd you end up in treatment?
A: I was just waiting at a stop sign and his cherries came on.

Q: Why did he arrest you?
A: He asked what I was doing and I said "nothing, just waiting for the light to change". He said he had been waiting behind me, but didn't expect the stop sign to change colors anytime soon.

The above would be funny, if not for events like:

Moderation Management Founder Kills Two
The founder of a national movement that says problem drinkers can drink in moderation is accused of being drunk when the pickup she was driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 crashed head-on into a second vehicle, killing a man and his 12-year-old daughter.

Audrey Kishline later issued an apology to the family, a harsh criticism of real alcoholics who hide in "moderation", and was sentenced to prison.