Man Tries to Beat Breathalyzer with Toilet Paper
Man tries to beat breathalyzer with toilet paper. That is a catchy headline that might be comical if it weren’t true. It is exactly what Ross McDonald, 39, did to try to avoid DUI charges.
According to Iowa City Police, the man was driving the wrong way down a one-way street in costume. After his arrest, he was taken to the police station for processing and decided to eat toilet paper. When asked why, the man told police he thought it would help him pass the breathalyzer.
The toilet paper didn’t work, and McDonald registered a .165 on the machine, twice the legal limit for the state of Iowa.
There are many myths when it comes to beating a breathalyzer test. Put a penny in your mouth. Swallow mouth wash. Hold your breath. None of these things will affect the outcome of your test. That doesn’t mean that you cannot beat a breathalyzer result. It just means that you have to do it in court with the help of an experienced attorney.
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