A man goes to party and has too much to drink.
His friends plead with him to let them drive him home.
He says ‘NO”, he only lives a mile away.
About five blocks from the party, the police pull him over. They check his license and ask him to get out of the car and walk the line.
Just as he starts walking, the police radio blares out a notice of a robbery taking place in a house around the block.
The police tell the party animal to stay put, they'll be right back, and they run around the corner to the robbery.
The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has the flu and has been in bed all day.
A few hours later, the police knock on the door. They ask if Mr. Smith (not his real name) is there and his wife says, “Yes”.
They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with the flu and has been there all day.
The police still have his driver's license. They ask to see his car and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage.
She opens the door.
There, sitting in the garage, is the police car … with the lights still flashing.
This story was told by the driver at his first AA meeting.