After encountering a police checkpoint late on Monday night in Yiwu, one drunk driver came up with a creative way of getting out of failing a breathalyzer test.
Less than 100 meters away from the checkpoint, the man fled his black Mercedes and began stumbling up a roadside hill, before slipping and tumbling back down. It was there that police caught up with him. Noticing that he stank of alcohol, they asked him to take a breathalyzer test, despite the fact that he kept insisting: “I wasn’t drinking! I wasn’t driving!”
With no other options, the man sat down on the roadside and began to eat grass by the handful.
“We kept trying to tell him, stop eating, but he didn’t listen. He kept pulling up clumps of grass and stuffing them in his mouth,” police told reporters. “Some of it he probably ate; some of it he spit out.”
“Altogether, he probably did that 20 or 30 times. There was a patch of grass in the ditch, and by the time he was done he had pulled it all up,” the officer continued, adding that they assumed he was eating the grass in an attempt to sober up.
While the man’s cunning plan may have saved him from taking a breathalyzer test, it did not save him from being taken back to the police station where a blood test found that his blood alcohol content was 0.156, far over the legal limit.
But just think how high it would have been if he hadn’t devoured some grass beforehand!
[Images via Sina]
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