Florida Law Enforcement Employees Paid To Get Drunk

Florida police drunk on the job
Florida police drunk on the job

It's rare for employers to allow workers to drink alcohol on the job. But in Florida, state employees not only imbibed while on the clock -- they got drunk and were paid to do it.

The incident, reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune earlier this week, was part of a "study" that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement undertook last October. The state's chief investigative body doled out $330 for alcohol, mixers and some Doritos and then invited 15 employees to the agency's Tallahassee headquarters to test the accuracy of a possibly faulty breathalyzer.