Well, I’m drunk. It’s 6:30pm and I am working on sobering up!
Today I helped the Kawartha Lakes Police Service with their breathalyzer testing. They had breath techs from all over the province come and train on the Intoxilyzer 8000C so they needed willing subjects to test.
I was invited, along with members of the media, off duty officers, and a local businessman, to help out. We had to drink as much as we could in one hour and then we were tested over the next three hours. There were 6 of us in all – 3 ladies, 3 men.
The Police Chief had said it was a maximum of 5 drinks in an hour and I thought I wouldn’t be able to do that. Turns out I can actually drink 7 glasses of white wine in an hour. Scary, huh? They have a scientist who monitors who drinks how much and keeps an eye out so you don’t get crazy drunk. They don’t have a blanket limit….it’s just when they feel you’ve hit the wall!
I had the high score on the breathalyzer for the day – I blew 1.62 at one point which was the highest of everyone. This is twice the legal limit of .80. My test scores went up and down throughout the afternoon, I was tested a total of 16 times: 1.49; 1.54; 1.51; 1.61; 1.61; 1.53; 1.58; 1.60; 1.43; 1.53; 1.61; 1.57; 1.54; 1.55; 1.62; 1.55.
Perhaps I’ll let the pictures tell the tale!