Police Officers Get Drunk On Purpose

Law enforcement officers in southwest Ohio were chugging down alcoholic drinks this week as part of a training exercise on how to give field sobriety tests. Several police officers and deputy sheriffs in Montgomery County volunteered to drink so colleagues could practice conducting the tests given to suspected drunk drivers.

Dayton officer Will Wright says officials wanted officers to drink until they had slurred speech, glassy eyes and a lack of coordination.

One test required intoxicated officers to walk heel-to-toe down a line and then hold up one leg to demonstrate balance.

Wright says he hopes the exercise at the Dayton Police Academy helped officers gain a better understanding of how to deal with impaired drivers.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    Heck they stand in line and get sprayed with mace when they are hired just to let them know how it feals to a lawbreaker.Just as well let them smoke crack and shoot up and pop pills.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:44 PM
    No, if you want to experience mind altering drugs as part of the job, you have to go into specialized intelligence areas of the military. That said, the purpose behind it is the same as the purpose behind these officers becoming intoxicated - training. Any post screaming about morals is just silly. Read the story again, and this time pay attention to the context.
  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Feb 27, 2010 at 08:57 PM
    The holier than thou I was speaking of was the poster at 7:35 PM but anonymous don't let that stop you from getting spell check as for me my religious believes are mine and who do I call for help? His name is Colt
  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Feb 27, 2010 at 08:47 PM
    This is not news. This is not the first time an exercise of this nature has been done and won't be the last. Reporting from Williamston, NC, center of all human existence.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    Rob come on now,u dont want to go to church because ur be hind is to lazy to get up and go.If u really loved Jesus Christ u would have no excuse not to go,so stop blamin ur miserable life on these ppl who serve and protect us u coward.Always want to blame the ppl who r really not responsible.Sounds like a coward to me.Love thy brother my friend.Do u know where u will go when its ur time to go,yes my friend,u will b joining the devil and I guess the police dept. made u go there HAHAHA!!! Who ya gonna cry to then?
  • by Marie Roberson Location: Tennessee on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:02 PM
    U ppl r so mean and the first time that u get into any kind of trouble or danger who is the first person u call? U got it, the good ole police dept.I just think that u r all a bunch of trouble makers,,and u strive on drama.I give the police dept. the credit that they deserve and I am so sry that u have to deal with the idiots that u have to protect. I think that all of u guys and young ladies r a bigger person than I am,because I could never b that kind when ppl bash me.Good job and u r really appreciated for all that u do,its just the dim wits out there that would like a good laugh at the expense of others.Kudos to u all u and keep up the good work............................
  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Feb 27, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    I love holier than thou people...these people are the main reason people state they no longer want anything to do with church.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 27, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    Have them shoot heroin and opium, too! Gosh, I need to sign up myself...Free drinks and immunity from the law...what a great country!
  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Feb 27, 2010 at 04:49 PM
    Allen I don't know if you are being sarcastic or not,but drinking isn't illegal so maybe you need a drink
  • by Officer on Feb 27, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    Smithwicked get a life...
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