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Hey, Occifer, Hold my Beer a Sec …

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In November the Journal-News of Hamilton, Ohio, examining various police union contracts in the state, learned that in several jurisdictions, officers are allowed to work their shifts even when less sober than some drivers whom they ticket for DUI. In Lebanon, Ohio, for example, cops can work with a .04 blood-alcohol reading. In Butler County, a .04 reading triggers legal protections for officers that are unavailable to ordinary drivers. However, in Lebanon, an officer's right to suck on a breath mint before taking the test was recently removed from the contract.

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