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Zero Tolerance in Real Life — Canadian Division

Jack Knowler, 61, and his girlfriend, Bev Rogers, go out on the town every Thursday night in Bowmanville, Ont., Canada. But they’re responsible: they use a car service so they don’t drink and drive. “If we have more than one drink, we always call the service,” Knowler said. They were still arrested, however, because they waited for the car outside the bar. “It’s not a mixed message,” insists Insp. Charlie Green of the Durham Regional Police. “You can’t be intoxicated in a public place. It’s an offence.” Their driver arrived at the same time the police did, “but he couldn’t have cared less,” she said. “All he said was that they shouldn’t have been hanging around a dark parking lot in the first place.” Green said his officers “take what is basically a zero-tolerance approach to everything.” (RC/Toronto Sun) ...So they can use a designated driver as long as she drives the car inside. Got it.
Original Publication Date: 13 December 2009
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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