Tuesday, December 31, 2013
THE NIGHT JOE WAMBAUGH, LENNY BRUCE AND PETER O’TOOLE MET
PULLED OVER IN PARADISE—There’s nothing more calamitous than being higher than the proverbial kite on proverbial hooch or worse and seeing those flashing lights in the rear view mirror. Being pulled over for drunk driving puts a $25,000 price tag on that last New Year’s Eve cocktail that put you over the limit. Let the legal dance begin.
“Stay off the road if you’ve been drinking,” says the preacher in horizontal stripes. Please say: “Amen.”
No segue, but the following is a damn good read:
The URL takes you to a recent LA Times commentary written by author Joseph Wambaugh. It’s about the time he was a LAPD officer, who participated in pulling over a pair of suspicious characters back in 1962.
The would-be perps weren’t drunk driving because they were in a cab, but that doesn’t change the obvious dread they felt at seeing the flashing lights.