Thornhill continues to fight his drunken state as he drives the Mercedes along a winding road, with Licht and Valerian in pursuit.
He passes a Mercury Monterey on a double solid traffic line. The driver of the Mercury honks his horn.
At a three-way stop, Roger narrowly avoids rear-ending a Pontiac Star Chief, then almost hits a 1958 Edsel Corsair in an oncoming lane. While avoiding this collision, he almost runs into a 1958 El Camino.
After all these near-misses, Roger passes a parked Glen Cove police car. Sgt. Emil Klinger is examining a fence post with his flashlight.