A man in Australia found out the hard way that ice cream can cause breathalysers to record alcohol levels even if the person hadn’t been drinking. Next time you get pulled over and your alcohol level is higher than your soberness, you might want to fight in court.
Prosecutors inquired why the machine had registered a “fail,” which prevents the car from starting, despite the man’s claims that he had not been drinking.
The man claimed the alcohol reading was the result of eating a Bubble O’ Bill ice cream treat and Magistrate Rod Crisp ordered a test to be performed to back up the claim. Police recorded the man’s blood alcohol content as 0.00 and performed the test a second time after he took a few bites of Bubble O’ Bill, yielding a 0.018 reading.