Thursday, September 11, 2008

Whiskey Plates Are the New Tramp Stamp.

In Minnesota we have an interesting system where by if you receive a DUI you get a special license plate that allows the police to pull you over when ever they feel like it. We lovingly call them Whiskey Plates.

Now here is the logic of using the Whiskey Plate for a picking up the driver.

1.) You know they like to party and you can approach them in another setting other then a bar. (after all you get them after your second DUI)

2.) If you have had a similar experience you can easily start a conversation.

3.) If they have them on their car cause of their significant other they are probably looking for some pay back on them.

4.) They have already proven they are open to making some bad decisions.

5.) They need a ride.


Careful though cause they are also probably broke and it is a good sign that they just paid a ton of money for fees and tickets but might not have had enough money to get a lawyer out of having to put the plates on in the first place.

12 comments:

Sornie said...

I have luckily never known anyone with these plates. There was the guy I worked with who didn't even attempt to get whiskey plates after he drove down a non-existent street and jumped the boulevard and then the curb only to be pulled over for "wreckless driving" and then blowing something like a .20

Rocketstar said...

nice

JP said...

I like how you compare whiskey plates to being a tramp... very nice!

I've noticed these people are usually a lot older than us. They like to hang out at VFW's and Legion's.

Thomas said...

I think Whiskey Platers should buy several bumper stickers for their car that can at least somewhat neutralize having the DUI alert on it, stickers that show the driver is actually highly educated, even wealthy. Some good examples would be "My son is a Harvard graduate", the Darwin fish symbol, and "Bush-Cheney '04".

Spirophita said...

I've known a lot of people who got Whiskey plates. I personally should have been arrested thousands of times, but was fortunate enough to get through unscathed. Now I take cabs. What does that make me?

scargosun said...

Interesting formula. Remember 40 Year Old Virgin though. Ick!

scargosun said...

Interesting formula. Remember 40 Year Old Virgin though. Ick!

Sarah said...

totally beside the point, but i SO wish we had those plates here. what a genius idea!

oestrebunny said...

I ditto Sarah...though I think if you get caught DUI here they just take your license off you.

JLee said...

That's funny...and your wash me messages are too. hehe

lauren said...

We have those here, but you get them after three DUIs, and possibly jail, I think. I get it, but I also feel like it is a gross invasion of privacy.

h*dizzle said...

ok i seriously had no idea that special liscense plates existed..maybe because ive never gotten a DUI hehehe