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Mike Williams and Mike Gamett, Lincoln police officers assigned to the department's
Suspect booked for DWI;
Thank you, Mr. Recorder
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Continued from p. 6
For the next 10 minutes, officers Garnett and
Williams are busy trying to get the suspect back
into the cruiser, calm down the man's wife, who
was a passenger in the car, get everybody to
understand that the suspect is going to the police
station, and generally restore order.
Once the man is returned to the cruiser, as a
matter of form, the officers ask him where he
"The University of Nebraska."
Oh God, don't let him ask who I am.
"Who's this guy?'
wants to know.
the suspect immediately
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"He's just an observer, sir," Williams tells him.
At the station, the man asks to have the
procedural and legal forms read to him over and
over, but he finally consents to blowing into the
breath machine, and 90 seconds later, when the .
numbers stop changing, he registers a ".185" and
is booked for driving while under the influence
of alcohol. The legal limit of blood alcohol in
Nebraska is .10 per cent. As he leaves the testing
room, he says to no one in particular, "Thank
you, Mr, Recorder."
Work five nights
Garnett and Williams work 7:30 p.m. to 4
a.m. five, nights a week, Sunday and Monday off.
They report that the hours are not conducive to
the maintenance of a well developed love life.
We spend the next few hours picking up a
country boy, who I didn't suspect was drunk,
but who finally tested out at .12; takings break
for a midnight snack; and just generally cruising.
Cruising south on 16th St., Garnett spots a
pickup truck ahead of us without any tail lights.
The officers try to close in on the truck, but in
the traffic, fall further behind and get bad breaks
The truck keeps gaining, but finally the
cruiser gets some running room. And Williams
shows amazing skill.
When the cruiser is at 16th and K Streets
Williams spots the truck (without tail lights)
turning off of 1 6th St. at A St.
When we finally pull the pickup over, at 12th,
and A, I get to see that the little breath-tester
box can show something besides a "fail." The
driver passes the test and is sent off with a
warning ticket admonishing him to get his tail
It's 3:15 a.m. and we'll be able to quit this
pretty soon. At 16th and P we find a car
traveling down the street without its headlights
When the car is stopped and the driver
brought back for questioning, he immediately
informs us that he is a sick man, overweight and
subject to heart attacks.
like most DWI suspects, he tells the officers
that he's only had a couple of beers tonight,
some hours ago.
Garnett and Williams have a hard time getting
the suspect to blow into the breath-tester. It's an
on-again-off-again affair with the man pleading a
weak physical condition.
Finally after several attempts, he blows
enough air into the machine for a test, and he
But Williams wants to be fair. So another test
is arranged, and after the on-again-off-again
routine he fails again.
At this point the suspect decides he is having a
heart attack, and in the events that follow I see
Garnett hurriedly move the suspect's car from
the street and sprint a block to get behind the
wheel of the cruiser; Williams, in his
former-ambulance-attendant-best try to work
with the afflicted; and Garnett, using Hashing
light and siren, gun the cruiser down 16th St. to
Lincoln General Hospital.
5 a.m.-it's over. Goodnijiht Garnett and
Williams. You do a helluva job for $800 a month.
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