I Order You to Drive…So I Can Arrest You

Just saw this post on Sullivan about a guy who went to a Dave Matthews concert, got drunk and decided to sleep it off in the car instead of driving. The cops made him leave, and then arrested him outside of the lot for drunk driving. Dick move, yes. But justice prevails:

A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday commended Peterson for doing the right thing by trying to sleep it off, and said the trial court was wrong not to let him argue that police had entrapped him.

It reminds me of the time I went to a bachelor party in Milwaukee and got drunk, had nowhere to stay (the strippers wouldn’t have me), so I went into the back of the car and slept. Made sense to me. The cops didn’t bust me, but they did bust a friend of mine who decided to drive home (the wrong way on the exit ramp). Now he’s a big-time lawyer who never drinks anymore.

The moral of the story? I don’t know. Cops can be dicks sometimes. Sleep it off if you have to. Gimme some truth or something.

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