Police Seek Volunteers to Get Drunk for Them; Many Respond
Volunteers were required to have a clean criminal history and have a responsible party to take care of them after the training.
- Published 17 January 2019
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department’s request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response. The Kutztown Police Department sought three volunteers to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation so officers could be trained how to administer field sobriety tests during traffic stops. A call for volunteers on Facebook accumulated hundreds of responses and over 1,000 shares in less than a day. The post…