This is an insane story! Imagine getting wasted from eating potato chips!
An upstate New York school teacher, 35, was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than 4 times the legal limit. But she hadn’t been drinking. In fact, all she'd done was eat some carbs!
Her lawyer Joseph Marusak used an interesting defense – she has a rare medical malady – which is why her name is being withheld -- called “auto-brewery syndrome.” This bizarre bodily quirk causes her digestive system to ferment high-carbohydrate foods into alcohol. #WTF?
This is not the first such case, but it's one of the very few. “She had no idea she had this condition. Never felt tipsy. Nothing,” Marusak said. After showing medical evidence of the accused’s condition to the judge, the DWI charges were dismissed.
Wonder how she celebrated New Year’s Eve – carbs or champagne.