Impaired Poker Player Gets Behind The Wheel

Police pull over a young poker player who had a busted night at the casino. The suspect doesn't seem to take most of the field tests seriously. He gets serious very suddenly when the cuffs go on. Do not drink and drive.

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- OH, MAN.- OKAY.

HOW MUCH HAVE YOU HADTO DRINK? HONESTLY?

- SWEAR TO GOD, TWO BEERS.- NO. MORE THAN TWO BEERS.

- SMELL, I SWEAR.- I'M NOT GOINGTO SMELL YOUR BREATH.

- I'M JUST SAYING, I...- TWO BEERS? NO LIQUOR?

- NO, NO LIQUOR.- ANY SHOTS?

- NORMALLY, FINAL TABLE,I WON'T LIE,

I WILL HAVE A CROWN AND COKE.

BUT DIDN'T MAKEFINAL TABLE.

I MEAN, I'M ABOUTTWO TABLES OFF, MAN.

I NEEDED TO BE THEREABOUT ANOTHER HOUR

TO MAKE THE CROWN HAPPEN.-YEAH?

- YEAH.- I'M GONNA CALL A D.U.I. UNIT.

I HONESTLY BELIEVETHAT YOU DRANK MORE

THAN WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME.- NO, I DIDN'T.

- NO? YOU SURE?- I SWEAR. I SWEAR TO YOU.

- OKAY. ALL RIGHT.- I'M A LIGHTWEIGHT, MAN.

- YOU'RE A LIGHTWEIGHT?- YEAH, IF I WOULD HAVEDRANK MORE

YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL.- YEAH?

- UH-HUH.- HOW MUCH?

- I'M SAYING IF I WOULD HAVE...

- HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE...?

- FOUR, FIVE, SIX BEERS,I'M... I'M DONE.

- YOU'RE DONE?- I'M NOTICEABLY...

- YOU'RE DRAGGING.- NOTICEABLY DRUNK.

- ( laughs )OKAY.

- RIGHT NOW, I DON'T THINKI'M NOTICEABLY DRUNK

BUT YOU'RE THE BOSS.

- ( chuckles )OKAY.

YOU MIND IF I SEARCHYOU'RE VEHICLE FOR ANYTHING?

- YOU CALLED IN A D.U.I. ON ME.GO AHEAD, SEARCH THE CAR.

- THAT'S WHAT YOU'REGOING TO DO ANYWAY.

- OKAY, JUST HANG TIGHTWITH THIS DEPUTY, OKAY?

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIMEYOU SMOKED MARIJUANA, BENJAMIN?

IN THE VEHICLE.- IN THE VEHICLE?

I CAN'T REMEMBER.- YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU

WHY YOU'RE LYING?

'CAUSE WHEN YOU SAID, "IN THE VEHICLE..."

YOU KINDA--YOU KINDA STUTTERED.

WHAT'S WRONG, BENJAMIN?

- I FEEL LIKE YOU'RE TRYING TO POKER ME.

I ALREADY--I WANT TO GO HOME...

- POKER YOU?I'VE NEVER PLAYED POKER--

- ALL THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL--YOU'D PROBABLY BEALL RIGHT AT IT.

- YEAH? YOU THINKI HAVE A GOOD CHANCE?

- YOU MIGHT LIKE IT. I'M SAYINGYOU MIGHT ENJOY IT.

- ENJOY WHAT?

- I DON'T KNOWWHAT KIND OF CHANCE YOU'D HAVE.

- ( chuckles )WELL, THE ONLY REASONWHY I'M ASKING, BENJAMIN,

IS BECAUSE YOU GOTMARIJUANA RESIDUE ON THE FLOOR.

- RESIDUE?- HEY, HOW YOU DOIN'?

- THIS IS MR. BENJAMIN.- HOW YOU DOIN', MR. BENJAMIN?

- DOIN' ALL RIGHT.HOW YOU DOING?

- NOT TOO BAD.WHAT DO YOU GOT?

- UM, MR. BENJAMIN WASRUNNING A LOT OF RED LIGHTS

AND I PULLED HIM OVER

AND HE APPEARS TO BEUNDER THE INFLUENCE.

- OKAY. COME OVER HEREWITH ME FOR A MINUTE.

WE'RE GOING TO GORIGHT OVER HERE

IN FRONT OF MY PATROL CAR,ALL RIGHT?

- WHAT THE D.U.I. UNIT NOWIS GOING TO PERFORM OR SHOW

BENJAMIN HOW TO DOSOME TASK

WHICH IS GOINGTO DETERMINE

IF HE ISUNDER THE INFLUENCE.

- IT APPEARS BENJAMIN'S NOTTAKING THIS VERY SERIOUS.

I MEAN,HE KEEPS ON LAUGHING.

HE'S NOT FOLLOWINGDIRECTIONS.

- COUNT TO THIRTYUNTIL I TELL YOU TO STOP.

- OKAY. - SIMPLE?

- EASY.- ALL RIGHT.

- ALL RIGHT, GO AHEADAND START COUNTING FOR ME.

ONE, TWO, THREE,FOUR, FIVE, SIX...

SEVEN, EIGHT, UH...

- ALL RIGHT.GO AHEAD AND STOP COUNTIN'.

- I KINDA GOTINTERRUPTED THERE.

- YEAH, I KNOW.

- STAY RIGHT THERE.- SHOULD I STILL BE COUNTING?

- NOPE. GO AHEAD AND RELAX.YOU'RE GOOD.

- OKAY.- ALL RIGHT, AT THIS TIME,

- SIR, MR. BENJAMIN, YOU'REBEING PLACED UNDER ARRESTFOR D.U.I.

- ALL RIGHT?

- I DEFINITELY FEELTHAT YOU'RE TOO IMPAIRED

- TO OPERATE THATMOTOR VEHICLE.

- I DIDN'T BLOW, THOUGH.

- WE DON'T BLOW. YET.- YOU GUYS DON'T BLOW?

- WE DO... WE WILL BE BLOWINGHERE IN JUST A LITTLE BIT.

( whistles ) WHOO!

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