I'd almost always deny being drunk when I was drunk -- and I'm talking every time
drunk to the same level JB is there. People unfamiliar with me didn't know I was drunk in a blackout. Passed more field sobriety teats than I failed. What got me was the "move the eyes w/flashlight" test.
Next day I'd always admit how stinking drunk I was. Wouldn't lie about it sober, and could never force 12 citizens to be called out of their homes to sit on a jury where I would have had to lie (sober) under oath. A trial, all the people & preparations involved, that's a huge production and inconvenience to many. All because of my ongoing lie? Couldn't do it.
Back in the day, my official answers were...
How much have you had to drink tonight?
A couple of beers.
How often do you drink?
Once, sometimes twice a week.
Will you blow/draw blood?
Yes, but I want my lawyer present to witness the test.