MISSOURI: Scientifically Drunken Drivers

In Kansas City last week, police treated 15 motorists to a free jag. The drivers took two-ounce shots of whiskey every half-hour, meanwhile tried to sort playing cards, drive and back police cars in narrow painted lanes. Purpose: to determine at what stage of drunkenness a driver is at his worst.

One dropped out after a phone call to his wife, one fell asleep, three appeared still sober after seven drinks. Shouted one: "Here they feed me full of this blooming bourbon when they ought to know from my looks that I am a Scotch drinker pure and simple."

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