Nightmare Town

“Well, what’s he charged with?” His voice was thin, harshly metallic. He kept his feet on the table.
The marshall drew a deep breath, and recited:
“Driving on the wrong side of the street, exceeding the speed limit, driving while under the influence of liquor, driving without a driver’s license. endangering the lives of pedestrians by taking his hands off the wheel, and parking improperly–on the sidewalk up against the bank.” from Nightmare Town : Stories (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Dashiell Hammett