I am curious if you were in a small town or city? I do remember when drunk driving was common place. If you got pulled over, the cops would make minors dump the alcohol out. They'd tell the driver to drop people off and go home or call a ride. I'd never heard people talk about Designated Drivers until my son's age group. Now you go to jail for 48 hrs at least here, and it doesn't matter who you are unless you are not charged. ( Courtesy cards might help you to get home and not charged . IDK) I know a lot of really good people who maybe had 2-3 drinks who had to go to jail when that automatic law came into effect. It took a generation here to learn, you are going to jail if you get caught drinking and driving. I 100 % agree with you about just admitting what you did. I grew up the same way. I can't believe the way some people act now when pulled over. I have seen so many videos of people lying, not following directions, recording, cussing and baiting cops. It is interesting/ scary to look at how our society has changed. When I grew up, most had a basic respect for adults and parents. I don't see much of that anymore. Kids behaved in school when I grew up in front of adults....anyways. Now a lot of kids do not know what the word "NO" means. With the breakdown of parenting and schools, now the cops are having to deal w/ adults who never learned any respect. Honesty is not even valued anymore by many people. You were fortunate to have gotten pulled over when honesty and cooperation were valued.