Hey Swedes, the real joke is on you.
A more troubling issue is the fact that police can stop you at all (yes, here in Finland as well) for what you might be doing illegally, and not from any probable cause (based upon suspicion of what you might be doing). It’s an attack on the civil society made into law because of a docile public which has long succumbed to the big brother state mentality.
I have had many exchanges with police before having to blow in the whistle, as well as with friends and work colleagues, and my answer is always the same, somethings are worth the price in maintaining a free society, and unmolested domestic free passage is one crucial step in the ladder of the civil society that needs to be safeguarded.
NOTE: My brother-in-law who’s a cop in Michigan (and one of the top arresting officers in his precinct for drunk drivers, was both amazed and disgusted that Finnish cops can do such a thing.
Published: 03 Aug 2015 14:39 GMT+02:00
In the post a policeman for the Sjuhärad region, identified only as Per, writes about how a right-hand drive car caught him off-guard in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“It was 5:30am and after a busy night, we were checking the sobriety in the traffic,” the post read.
“I waved the car to our control room. We said a few nice phrases to each other before I asked him to do a breathalyzer test. The man questioned directly why he should do it. I replied kindly that if they wanted to continue the journey he had to blow.”
“The man looked sincerely surprised, but smiled and was about to blow when his friend next to him said that he could blow instead. I rubbed my eyes and found out that the wheel sat on the ‘wrong’ side of the car.”
“The laughter from me and the people in the right-hand drive car was heard as far out as the Sjuhärad forests.”
“It’s hard to always be on top of things. Keep going shift workers!” the policeman concluded.