Man’s claim that liver put him over limit
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.