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paddy wagon

n. a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station. The cop put the woman in handcuffs and then called the paddy wagon.
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I saw the two people kissing and thought 'geez, in the back of a paddy wagon - they're keen'," the Northern Territory News quoted her as saying.
And, by the way, more clothes protect against road burn when the police drag protesters to the paddy wagon.
He eventually had to be tied into a hired farm trailer before being taken to the nearest station because there was no Paddy Wagon in the whole of Co Laois.
Another was beaten bloody, then tossed into a paddy wagon with the instruction that he be driven around for a few hours before being taken to a hospital.
police who take the congressmen off in the paddy wagon.
Marketing chieftain of Paddy Wagon Tours, Steve McPhilemy, has hit out at planners saying their decision smacked of "elitism".
Chief William Bratton wants to use a paddy wagon to keep field officers in the field instead of wasting hours transporting arrestees to jail and booking them.
Senior Constable Michael Henry said: "Holding up the cartoon, officers were amazed to find it was the spitting image of the man in the back of their paddy wagon.
The great thing about A Mighty Wind is that the specially composed songs such as Potatoes In The Paddy Wagon and Barnyard Symphony are so utterly plausible.
SONG: ``Belleville Rendez-vous'' (``The Triplets of Belleville''), ``Here's to Love'' (``Down With Love''), ``Into the West'' (``LOTR: ROTK''), ``Potato's in the Paddy Wagon,'' (``A Mighty Wind''), ``The Scarlet Tide'' (``Cold Mountain'') and ``To Be By Your Side'' (``Winged Migration'').
Three of them arrived in a paddy wagon and they immediately cordoned off the area where the car was parked.
That's like throwing the mugger in the paddy wagon and driving away, leaving the victim bleeding in the alley.
It seemed as if they were sort of putting the paddy wagon before the drunk.
The Department and officers have donated thousands of items including a 1928 Studebaker paddy wagon and a 1969 Plymouth squad car as well as storerooms full of old uniforms, badges, guns, photographs, booking logs and newspaper clippings.
Patrick's Day it is a mistake to view the Irish as the caricature of people prone to drinking, fighting and being hauled off in a paddy wagon.