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From: Shari (
Subject: Only in Texas
Date: August 4, 2005 at 5:06 pm PST

Only a Texan could think of this ... from the County where drunk driving
is considered a sport, comes this true story.

Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Bandera, Texas.
After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated
that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for
a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an
eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed
to find his car which he fell into.

He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar
and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and
off (it was a fine, dry summer night) -- -- flicked the blinkers on,
then off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the
lights. -- He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little
and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other
patron vehicles left. At last, the parking lot empty, he pulled out of
the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the road.

The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started
up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the
man over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement the
breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any
alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to
accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be

"I doubt it," said the truly proud Texan. "Tonight I'm the designated

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