Kentucky will pay you to drink alcohol for police to practice field sobriety testsPosted: Updated:
Officials in Kentucky are wanting to pay people to get a little tipsy.
Yes, you read that right. WHAS reports the state Department of Criminal Justice Training is looking for volunteers to participate in one of their Field Sobriety Training sessions over the next few months.
Participants will be given "regulated amounts of alcohol" to help Basic Training Academy recruits practice field sobriety testing within a controlled environment.
The department says participants will be given an option of bourbon, vodka, or rum that can be mixed with Coke or orange juice. They're not permitted to leave until they have a blood alcohol level of 0.00 on a breathalyzer test, even if they have a designated driver or someone else to pick them up.
The volunteers will also get a free dinner, snacks, and will have a place to hang out while they "sober up." Each will also get $100 for their participation.
The training sessions will be held at the Eastern Kentucky University Campus in Richmond, KY on March 21, April 25, and June 6.
Participants must be at least 21 years old and have no prior DUI offenses