Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 13:19:31-05

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 more than 1,000 shares in less than a day.

The post soon was updated with the news that the department had its volunteers for the April 4 training session.

Volunteers were required to have a clean criminal history and have a responsible party to take care of them after the training.

Participants also are required to be willing to drink hard liquor until inebriated.