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Here's kind of a random question.... When you've encountered drunks in a DUI traffic stop or other situations, what are some memorable things they've said? Funny, stupid, random, just plain weird, etc.


I've mentioned before that I do a lot of work (volunteer) with local police and EMS as a civilian role player. Another session of the Citizen's Police Academy program will be starting in a few weeks, and they have asked me to be a role player in one of the scenarios during the final class night. My scenario is a traffic stop; I'll be a drunk driver. (Pulled over because of erratic driving, scent of alcohol detected in the car, unable to pass the steps of a Field Sobriety Test.) The students have to put me through the steps of a Field Sobriety Test, arrest me, etc.


When I went through the course, the man who played the drunk driver had fun with his role and did a great job. Now it's my turn! 


(I know that drunk driving is no laughing matter. However, we all know how stupid people can be when they're drunk, and the "WTF?!" moments can be amusing.)


I'm a 21 year old female. The majority of the students in my class were older adults, who had children, grandchildren, and other relatives in the police academy or on the police force and wanted to know more about their job. No idea if this class is similar, since I won't meet anyone until that final simulation night. I need to stay away from cursing, screaming rage, flirting and innuendo, etc.


I want to mess with the students a bit, and have some funny and/or random things to say to them (along with the typical "I'm not drunk, I swear... I only had 2 beers... blah blah blah"). I don't want to be - and am not supposed to be - too hard on them, but I do want to have some fun with them!


Any stories to share or line/dialogue suggestions for me? What are some things that I could say and do??


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Take a whole bunch of water in your mouth and when directed to step out of the car pretend to puke all over the stopping officer.  Always fun to get vomitted on.


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I will say this.  Most of the DUI's I have arrested freely admitted to drinking, but the '2 beers' or '3 beers' is something I have heard numerous times (some i think have actually forgotton how many they have had and are honestly saying what they thought they drank).  Most druck drivers do not believe that they are too drunk to drive (judgement being impaired by alcohol) most probably wouldn't have been driver if they actually realized how drunk they actually are.  Whar I am trying to say is that to play a drunk you have to know you are imparired, but not as impaired as you actually are.  Another reason why drunks will usually do the field sobriety tests is they think they can pass and think they are passing when they are not.  Understanding how drunks are thinking might help you to role play one.

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I feel this should be in a law enforcement forum only.

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uncledennis1 says ...



I feel this should be in a law enforcement forum only.



She is looking for tips to perform as a drunk in a civilian acadeny.


Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it. I'm a civilian, not LEO, so I don't have access to the law enforcement only forums. 

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You're fine. I see no reason this can't be discussed in a general forum. After all, what's the worst that could happen? Some drunk is going to read this and use their new found "humor" on a traffic stop? I think I can live with that.....

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One drunk told me that he had to drive, because he was to drunk to walk home.


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I had another drunk that I stopped, and he had trouble opening his car door, so when I opened the car door, he fell out on his head.  When he got up he said, how did that happen. 


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I stopped a guy I suspected was DUI, and when I got out of my patrol car, I forgot to put my car in park.  While talking to the driver, who


was drunk, I noticed my patrol car rolling forward, and it hit the read of his car.  I yelled at the driver to put his car in parkm and said,


you just rolled back into my patrol car.  He said he was sorry and told me I had him.  He pled guilty to DUI.


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I stopped a guy I suspected was DUI, and when I got out of my patrol car, I forgot to put my car in park.  While talking to the driver, who


was drunk, I noticed my patrol car rolling forward, and it hit the read of his car.  I yelled at the driver to put his car in parkm and said,


you just rolled back into my patrol car.  He said he was sorry and told me I had him.  He pled guilty to DUI.




Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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While I have never done a traffic stop DUI or otherwise as it is not part of my duties, I do have a lot of experience dealing with drunks while working 8+ years in club/event security. 


Some observations about indiviuals who are chemically impaired. (remember its not always just booze)


1) They fixate.  Whether it be on a task, an idea, something said, or done; they have a tendency to come back to or be emphatic about something, or repeat something over and over again.


2) They can have mood swings: happy to mad or sad, flirty to angry (typically in the case of opposite genders), docile to aggressive, etc.


3) They think they're funny


4) It is nerely impossible to change a impaired persons mind or convince them they are wrong.


5) Be ready for ANYTHING!


These are just but a few of the things I can say to think about when role-playing a drunk...

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While having a female driver give a breath sample into the intox she passed a little gas from the rear emissions. She then looked at me and laughed and told me that I made her toot. It was very very difficult to maintain my professionalism as I wanted to LMAO.


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I love drunks. Drunks make me feel smarter. They also make my car smell really really bad. That being said there are many things drunks say but I will concentrate on what one young lady DID after her arrest on a D&D charge one night. I do not recommend you replicate this in any scenario as it might get you kicked out of class. Well she said a lot, A LOT of things on our way up to the jail however it was what she DID once we got there that attracted the most attention. I instructed her to remove all items (if any were left) out of her pockets, she needed to remove her shoes and she also needed to remove any jewelry before we entered the central booking area. She proceeded to say "F-it" and removed all her clothing (it was summertime, she wasn't wearing much to begin with). Well, not to be outdone I instructed her to remove her belly button ring while she had it exposed then called for a female jailer. Needless to say this incident created quite a few chuckles and when we finally went to trial her lawyer and I had an interesting and funny talk about it.


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JIMROC says ...



One drunk told me that he had to drive, because he was to drunk to walk home.



Heh. Nice. I think I'll borrow that, or some variation of it.


bump_in_the_night, those are all great points. #1 and #2 are ones that I will definitely be using....


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I love drunks. Drunks make me feel smarter. They also make my car smell really really bad.



Okay, that made me laugh out loud!



That being said there are many things drunks say but I will concentrate on what one young lady DID after her arrest on a D&D charge one night. I do not recommend you replicate this in any scenario as it might get you kicked out of class.



Yeah, I will definitely NOT be borrowing this example! For several reasons, that would be a very very bad idea.


Once these people have sobered up again, do any of them express remorse or embarrassment for anything they said or did? I've said and done some stupid things from the effects of anesthesia and painkillers after surgery. None of them were inappropriate, just incredibly random and odd, but even some of those made me cringe. If I ever behaved like anyone in the stories that I've heard, I would be mortified!


Thanks for all the suggestions so far, everyone! I'm getting some ideas; ran a few of them past my supervisor and she enjoyed them as well. We're all looking forward to seeing how the students take this on simulation night.

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I stopped a female that from the second she exited the vehicle she said she needed to pee. All the way through field soberity tests she said it 100 times. On camera she asked to pee, I told her she was in cuffs and they were not coming off until she reached the sally port. She asked for me to drop her pants so she could pee. I told her I didn't want to end up on the news. This didn't stop her from asking many more times. She actually used it in court as her defense "I just needed to find a bathroom"

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We did something that was fun for our agency's Reserve Academy. We had selected role players for the DUI scenarios and actually allowed them to drink beer or whiskey, all under direct supervsion of the instructors and assistant instructors. This allowed the officers to actually deal with an intoxicated subject. Once the training class was completed the participants were either taken home by family members or academy cadre.

This training was sanctioned by the Sheriff and as we were all blessed instructors from our CPOST it was all legitimate and authorized. That was fun to be a part of and to watch the students perform. This was about ten years ago, I don't know if our current administration would allow such things to take place again. Good luck and have loads of fun...

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TaylorNicole says ...



JIMROC says ...



One drunk told me that he had to drive, because he was to drunk to walk home.



Heh. Nice. I think I'll borrow that, or some variation of it.


bump_in_the_night, those are all great points. #1 and #2 are ones that I will definitely be using....


ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



I love drunks. Drunks make me feel smarter. They also make my car smell really really bad.



Okay, that made me laugh out loud!



That being said there are many things drunks say but I will concentrate on what one young lady DID after her arrest on a D&D charge one night. I do not recommend you replicate this in any scenario as it might get you kicked out of class.



Yeah, I will definitely NOT be borrowing this example! For several reasons, that would be a very very bad idea.


Once these people have sobered up again, do any of them express remorse or embarrassment for anything they said or did? I've said and done some stupid things from the effects of anesthesia and painkillers after surgery. None of them were inappropriate, just incredibly random and odd, but even some of those made me cringe. If I ever behaved like anyone in the stories that I've heard, I would be mortified!


Thanks for all the suggestions so far, everyone! I'm getting some ideas; ran a few of them past my supervisor and she enjoyed them as well. We're all looking forward to seeing how the students take this on simulation night.



Never had one express remorse or embarrassment. It is what it is.


You can't cure stupid.

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I work in a small town, so I see people out and about after making DUI arrests. I have had a few apologize for being obnoxious. I had one gal I knew pretty well call me the next day asking what happened. She woke up and found the citation for MIP I gave her. She didn't remember if she was rude or not, so she apologized. Another lady I had urinated her pants. She has cleaned up quite a bit, and I see her at work at the hospital quite often. She always gets an embarassed smirk on her face. She always tells me she's much better now.


I have a few others as well, but I won't bore you with all of them. Working in a small town pretty much guarantees you will see your arrestees again.