Baffled...meaning of "DK" ackronym

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WQLU507

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So I know it means intoxicated...but for the life of me I can't figure out what in the heck DK actually stands for! Worked field EMS and SO, and 3 years in 911 (all in Georgia). Never heard the term till I moved here. Inquiring minds want to know!
 

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Wow, I'd considered that, but I'm like "nahhhh, they'd be more original than that" LOL Thanks!
Think of it originating in the days when the officers had to write reports using pen and paper. Quick and effective abbreviation.

I could be wrong though. I'm not a cop. But I've never heard DK used in any other context in over 25 years of scanning.
 

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>I could be wrong though. I'm not a cop. But I've never heard DK used in any other context in over 25 years of scanning.<
You're correct.
 

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Thanks for clearing it up LOL, they use it here in Minnesota too, its been bugging me too and like others never heard it used in many years of scanning.
 

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So I know it means intoxicated...but for the life of me I can't figure out what in the heck DK actually stands for! Worked field EMS and SO, and 3 years in 911 (all in Georgia). Never heard the term till I moved here. Inquiring minds want to know!
Here in Enfield,Ct. The PD would use DK driver for of course Drunk driver and ETOH (Ethyl Alcohol) for someone who is drunk in public.
 

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Here in Enfield,Ct. The PD would use DK driver for of course Drunk driver and ETOH (Ethyl Alcohol) for someone who is drunk in public.
I hear ETOH and DTOH onboard all the time, figured that was what it stood for, would DTOH be drug related then?
 

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DK, EtOH, etc.

I was a LE officer in CO long ago and DK was used as shorthand for drunk in written reports.

EtOH is the correct chemical shorthand for ethyl alcohol and MeOH is the shorthand for methyl alcohol (the bad stuff for comsumption).

Never heard or saw DTOH used. Unless it has been seen in print, it may have just been heard as a mispronouncing of EtOH on the radio.

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