On Hit and Run Felony Detail, a body has been found, and the only clue are a set of skid marks. Joe Friday and Ben Romero report into traffic investigations, but Joe is having his own problems with a wisdom tooth. Joe isn’t encouraged by Ben on his wife’s experience with her wisdom tooth, and more bad news comes when the skid marks seem older than the reported time of the hit and run. Word from the morgue brings more news to verify it wasn’t a hit and run.
The victim has been identified, and the trail takes Joe to Eddie Stokes ex-wife. Will she know any of Eddie’s current circle of friends? Back to the local tavern, Joe pinpoints a timeline of events with Eddie and his drinking buddies.
Always on the go, Joe checks in with his mom who wishes he would take it easy with his toothache. Clues have begun to pour in, and Joe is off to the bar scene. Has Joe found his man? Fake stories and cover ups are exposed. All that remains is to nab the drunken killer… but what about Joe’s tooth?