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Old Photos: Sobriety Test

Continuing with the alcohol theme, here are some photos depicting a sobriety test experiment performed in Kansas City in 1941. The cops slowly liquor up a test subject and then perform sobriety tests on him using a precision “drunkometer”.

Subject taking first drink during drunken driving test. ©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject having drunkometer test made during drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject attempting to drive backward drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject taking fingers to nose test after fourth drink during drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject walking straight chalk line during drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject sorting deck of cards during drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Subject sitting at table after sixth drink during drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

Officer helping test subject to car to take him home after drunken driving test.©Time Inc. William C. Shrout

The rest of the sobriety test photo shoot.