It’s a good thing I painted this morning – Day 123

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!

Police cruiser

My ride to the police station.

Police Cruise back seat

I sat in the back seat…Barb was in the front. No cuffs though!


I had 7 glasses of white wine in an hour. I surprised myself!

Me after drinking

Apparently I talk with my hands a lot….

Intoxilyzer 8000C

This is the Intoxilyzer 8000C, which measured my blood alcohol level.

Breath Techs

These are the Breath Techs that got both my high scores – 1.61 and 1.62.


At 1.62 I was definitely bombed!

Phil and Barb

Phil from HB Cycle and Barb from Kawartha Lakes This Week are comfy in the back seat of the cruiser on the way home.

Getting cuffed

They put the cuffs on me….just a joke though. Harry made sure I made it safely home!

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