Changed attitudes to drink-driving

Looking through some old papers I came across a letter from my brother written in 1960. With some friends he had helped the police in Bristol catch a very clearly drunken driver (who finally crashed into his own gate post). The letter notes: "The driver proved to be well sozzled, but the police decided they could do nothing about it because he had a short leg and so would not able to walk along a straight line anyway. However, every one of the policemen thanked us ........ ." It conjures up a delightful picture, but it's perhaps as well that technology has moved on?

Asked on 27 April 2012 by Bob Dyke

Answered by Honest John
This came in today: "I would like to share an experience with you, about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends at the Marriott Hotel and had a few too many beers and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home. Sure enough I passed a police road block but as it was a bus, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise; as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it."
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