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* In ''Series/YesMinister'' Hacker tries this once or twice. On one notable occasion, a senior minister does it too, off camera, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shortly after launching a campaign to stop drunk driving.]]

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* He did it before that on "An Evening With Creator/RobinWilliams", too (though this was portrayed as much as the police messing with people they suspect).
--> '''Robin:''' "They (the police) get out of the car and they walk toward you like this! (Walking and talking in slow motion) 'Wooouuulllld yyyyooouuu geeeettt ooouuuut oooofff thhheee ccaaauuurr?'" Then he does a bit about the new test they have for you, where it starts out normally touching your nose, then rapidly becomes a complicated dance routine, finishing up with him saying "At this point you just look the officer right in the eye, and you say 'fuck it, I'm drunk!'

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* Music/VazelinaBilopphoggers's "Blå lys" is about an inebriated Viggo being stopped in traffic. He claims that he [[BlatantLies "only drinks water"]]. The officer doesn't buy it and confiscates his driving licence.

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WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun: in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPc7oXdZ8kU Crapshots 196: The DUI]], the driver (Beej), who hasn't even started the car yet, gives increasingly desperate excuses to the cop (James) until the sketch ends in [[spoiler:a Beejdrop (a running Crapshots gag, wherein another character suddenly becomes Beej).]]
-->'''Cop:''' Alright, buddy, get outta the car.
-->'''Driver:''' You can't arrest me. ''[[AlcoholHic *hic*]]'' I'm not drunk enough yet.
-->'''Cop:''' You don't have to be drunk, sir. Get out.
-->'''Driver:''' ...but I'm not even driving.
-->'''Cop:''' Sir, you could start driving. Now exit the vehicle, and ''please'' give me your keys.
-->'''Driver:''' Thhhhat's impossible. This isn't even my car!
-->'''Cop:''' Sir, I'm placing you under arrest for suspicion of auto theft.
-->'''Driver:''' I'd like to see you try. You're not even a cop!
-->''(The cop suddenly realizes he's now dressed in plainclothes)''
-->'''Driver:''' And [[spoiler:you're me.]]
-->''[[spoiler:(The cop has been replaced with the driver; cue Beejdrop music sting]]''

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* This trope is why you should ''never'' interact with police officers if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if you can possibly help it. You will do ''nothing'' to help your defense or others' defense. If you have to interact with police in such a state, refuse to speak as much as is possible and do not agree to anything, but politely ask to be let go (if you were stopped on the street walking, or were in a car with an intoxicated driver, or otherwise in a situation where you aren't the primary reason for their presence). If they refuse to allow you to leave, or if you were being detained or arrested to begin with, '''demand a lawyer and SHUT UP!'''

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* This trope is why you should ''never'' interact with police officers if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if you can possibly help it. You will do ''nothing'' to help your defense or others' defense. If you have to interact with police in such a state, refuse to speak as much as is possible and do not agree to anything, but politely ask to be let go (if you were stopped on the street walking, or were in a car with an intoxicated driver, or otherwise in a situation where you aren't the primary reason for their presence). If they refuse to allow you to leave, or if you were being detained or arrested to begin with, '''demand a lawyer and SHUT UP!'''UP!''' (This assumes, of course, that you have the presence of mind to hold your tongue in front of the cops while you're that drunk. As Creator/RonWhite once said of a similar situation, "I had the right to remain silent...but I didn't have the ability.")


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Almost always leads to HypocriticalHumor, ImplausibleDeniability or BlatantLies. Needless to say, often times it is TruthInTelevision. (As such, it can evoke reactions of "DudeNotFunny", as [[DrunkDriver Drunk Driving]] is a pretty serious problem in real life.)

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Almost always leads to HypocriticalHumor, ImplausibleDeniability or BlatantLies. ImplausibleDeniability, BlatantLies, and/or IResembleThatRemark Needless to say, often times it is TruthInTelevision. (As such, it can evoke reactions of "DudeNotFunny", as [[DrunkDriver Drunk Driving]] is a pretty serious problem in real life.)


* In ''Creator/NorthByNorthwest'', Roger Thornhill is force-fed a quart of bourbon and put behind the wheel of a car on a cliffside road to kill himself. He manages to escape his foes, but gets caught by the police. At the station, Roger absolutely admits that he's drunk, but can't get them to believe the circumstances under which he got drunk.

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* In ''Creator/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', Roger Thornhill is force-fed a quart of bourbon and put behind the wheel of a car on a cliffside road to kill himself. He manages to escape his foes, but gets caught by the police. At the station, Roger absolutely admits that he's drunk, but can't get them to believe the circumstances under which he got drunk.


* This trope is why you should ''never'' interact with police officers if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if you can possibly help it. You will do ''nothing'' to help your defense or others' defense. If you have to interact with police in such a state, refuse to speak as much as is possible and do not agree to anything, but politely ask to be let go (if you were stopped on the street walking, or were in a car with an intoxicated driver, or otherwise in a situation where you aren't the primary reason for their presence). If they refuse to allow you to leave, or if you were being detained or arrested to begin with, '''demand a lawyer and SHUT UP.'''

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* This trope is why you should ''never'' interact with police officers if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if you can possibly help it. You will do ''nothing'' to help your defense or others' defense. If you have to interact with police in such a state, refuse to speak as much as is possible and do not agree to anything, but politely ask to be let go (if you were stopped on the street walking, or were in a car with an intoxicated driver, or otherwise in a situation where you aren't the primary reason for their presence). If they refuse to allow you to leave, or if you were being detained or arrested to begin with, '''demand a lawyer and SHUT UP.'''UP!'''


* In one of the ''TeenageWorrier'' books, Letty offers this advice;

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* In one of the ''TeenageWorrier'' ''Literature/TeenageWorrier'' books, Letty offers this advice;

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* ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' features almost every variation possible, from numerous drunks who fail their ABC's in unusual ways, to the guy who claims that the placenta in his knee is torn ("Your knee's about to have a baby.") to the guy who says that he's "not that [BLEEP]ed up" right before he keels over...the list goes on and on.


Almost always leads to HypocriticalHumor, ImplausibleDeniability or BlatantLies. Needless to say, often times it is TruthInTelevision.

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Almost always leads to HypocriticalHumor, ImplausibleDeniability or BlatantLies. Needless to say, often times it is TruthInTelevision.
TruthInTelevision. (As such, it can evoke reactions of "DudeNotFunny", as [[DrunkDriver Drunk Driving]] is a pretty serious problem in real life.)


* In ''Creator/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant's character is force-fed a quart of bourbon and put behind the wheel of a car on a cliffside road to kill himself. He manages to escape his foes, but gets caught by the police. At the station, he absolutely admits that he's drunk, but can't get them to believe the circumstances.

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* In ''Creator/NorthByNorthwest'', Cary Grant's character Roger Thornhill is force-fed a quart of bourbon and put behind the wheel of a car on a cliffside road to kill himself. He manages to escape his foes, but gets caught by the police. At the station, he Roger absolutely admits that he's drunk, but can't get them to believe the circumstances.circumstances under which he got drunk.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Buy Beer". The boys watch a television commercial for a non-alcoholic beer, which states you don't have to be 21 to buy it (because you can't get drunk on it, which the commercial also repeatedly says). After procuring it they are completely convinced they are getting drunk on it (and are acting drunk) until a passing police officer tries (unsuccessfully) to get them to do some sobriety tests. Then he notices the beer is non-alcoholic, at which point he concludes “You’re not drunk. You’re just stupid!”

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