Andy Perdue, editor of Wine Press Northwest in Washington state, got stopped first by a state trooper and then by a city policeman within five minutes of each other after leaving a wine dinner in Kennewick the other night. What caught the attention of officers wasn't his driving but the headlight that was burned out on his car. Nonetheless, he was given a field-sobriety test. He passed.
Andy, a friend and colleague - Wine Press Northwest is a publication of the Tri-City Herald, also owned by The McClatchy Company - has blogged an item on the incident. With the year-end party scene upon us, his report should be of interest and help to anyone who expects to have a drink and then drive during the holiday season, for he outlines his strategy for enjoying himself responsibly at dinner parties and the like. You can benefit by his advice here.