62nd Highway Patrol (MP)
 Germany      1948 - 1958

Stories of the Highway Patrol





by  Robert P. Morris





It was late on the afternoon of 5 December 1955, my partner Fred Moore and I have the duty. At approximately 1630 hrs a telephone call came into the Highway Patrol desk from a C.I.C. Agent by the name of Price. Agent Price informed the desk sergeant that he was holding two truck drivers who were under the influence of alcohol in Pommelsbrunn and requested assistance.


Fred and I arrived at the scene and made contact with Agent Price. Price stated that he had observed the two truck drivers zig-zagging on the highway and forcing other vehicles off the road. Agent Price decided that it would be best to stop them before an accident occurred. Price also stated that once he confronted the two soldiers, he noticed that they had been drinking some kind of an alcoholic beverage and quickly notified the Highway Patrol.


Further investigation by Fred and myself; revealed the names of the two soldiers who were assigned to Headquarters Company of the 8th Infantry Regiment, APO 39. While questioning the two subjects it was noticed that they were incoherent and unstable in their speech, Their breath also emitted a strong odor of alcohol. Both subject were placed under apprehension and transported to the MP Station at Furth, after some processing, both subjects were then transported to the 16th Field Hospital in Nurnberg where both subjects underwent a blood alcohol test. Both subjects were then returned to the Military Police Station in Furth where they were held until they could be released to their unit.



This story previously appeared in Volume # 8, Issue # 1, January-February 2005 edition of "The White Mice"


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