A video of a public intoxication stop is making the rounds on YouTube. The officer gave a portable breath test, and the result was a BAC of .018. After showing the “suspect” that he was twice the legal limit, the young man pointed out that .018 is actually less than .08. Twice the legal limit would actually be .16.
The “suspect” then pointed out that he was a physics student and would obviously know that. Of course, a second grader would also know that. Apparently, the civil service exam was extra easy the year this officer scribbled out how many apples you have if you take two away.
Read on to check out the video.
The best part of the entire situation is that the police officer berates the kid with sarcastic comments like “listen genius” and “what’s 8 + 8.” He even drops a few f bombs when informing the kid that he is clearly lying about only having two beers. And the officer taunts the student. He tells the him that his “lies” are being recorded. Although it’s likely that tape will get recorded over before formal discovery. Luckily for us Heisenberg isn’t involved here, so no matter how close we look this cop is still making an ass of himself.
It is not clear as to whether there was a citation written. But even if the kid did take the officer’s advice and told the judge of the clear error in basic math, in all likelihood the officer probably argued that “decimal points are for pussies, anyway.”
Updated May 12, 10:31 p.m. to reflect that this was a stop for public intoxication and not DUI.
(photo: Sobriety and drunk driving checkpoint from Shutterstock)