The DUI Decoy

Last weekend a police officer was surveying a particular bar, waiting for the patrons to leave.

He figured that at closing time he may be able to catch a person or two for possible DUI violations.


When the bar closed he saw one man stumble out of the bar, trip over the curb and then try to open several cars before finding the one that actually belonged to him.

The officer then watched the man sit in the front seat for several minutes whilst he tried to get his keys into the ignition.

During that time everyone else who had been in the bar got into their cars and left.

Eventually the man managed to start his engine and went to pull away.

The police officer swooped in on him, stopped the car and read him his rights.

He then breathalysed the man in order to test his blood-alcohol content.

Amazingly, the results came back with a reading of 0.0.

Naturally, the officer demanded an explanation.

The con artist replied, ‘Tonight officer I was designated as the decoy’.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. That image at the top is almost but not quite enough to put me off drinking.

  2. That was quite funny

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