November 24, 2010

DRUNK DRIVER CLAIMS HE WAS SLEEP-DRIVING

A man from Lancaster admitted to driving his car whilst over the drink drive limit for more than three miles.

The man remembers drinking alcohol but then going to sleep with no intention to drive. He told magistrates that he had no memory of getting in his car and all he remembers is waking up in the back of an ambulance.

The man was clearly going through the motions when driving, as he got in the car, switched his lights on and drove more than three miles before hitting any bother or a wall!

A psychologist involved in the case said it is possible to sleep-walk whilst under the influence of alcohol and that he believes the man did not plan to drive and that it was an involuntary action. The man was cleared of the charge and no further action was taken.

This is an extraordinary case and one that anti drink-drive campaigners are appalled by.

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