Man’s claim that liver put him over limit

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I HAVE been told by friends that I am off my rocker.

The rea­son be­ing that we were talking about drink-driv­ing and I said if I was a driver – which I am not – and was breathal­ysed, I would say it was my liver that made the al­co­hol.

I went on and told them a story that I claim is true, as I am not ca­pa­ble of telling a lie.

At the start of the 2000s, a ship’s cap­tain ac­cused of drink-driv­ing in a Scot­tish court vowed to have an op­er­a­tion to prove it.

He claimed that he would have been un­der the limit for he only had a whisky and a half­pint of beer.

A so­lic­i­tor said that in his de­fence, she agreed with the ac­cused.

The sher­iff said: “You’re not sug­gest­ing for one minute that the liver is mak­ing al­co­hol”.

She said she was, and the sher­iff ad­journed the court case and gave the ac­cused time to prove it.

I never read of what be­came of this case in the end. Can any­one help?

CA Walker, Lochee.

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