Friday, February 8, 2013

Swedish DUI court agrees a man's high tolerance for alcohol (mulled wine aka glogg) could not be convicted because he believed that drink was "alcohol-free"

Not every country is like California when it comes to DUI cases, attorneys remind.

In Sweden, a DUI court said a man's high tolerance for alcohol (mulled wine aka glogg) could not be convicted because he believed that drink was "alcohol-free," California DUI lawyers share this story.

He had 6 small snapps bottles and a beer but said that was not unusual for him before starting his job as a sixty-one year old did not feel under the influence while driving to work.

When pulled over he was .10%, 5 times the legal limit of .02%, considered aggravated DUI.

The man blamed the glogg for putting him over the limit.  The court said since he drinks every day, he must have a high tolerance for alcohol, and dismissed the drunk driving charge.