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Drunk driver eats alcohol test in bid to avoid arrest

Catherine Edwards
Catherine Edwards - [email protected]
Drunk driver eats alcohol test in bid to avoid arrest
The driver was charged for being drunk while driving and resisting a policeman. Photo: Rosie Scammell/The Local

A driver who tested positive for alcohol snatched the test result from a police officer's hand and ate it, in an attempt to evade arrest.

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The incident occurred in Reana del Rojale, a small town in Udine in North East Italy, when a police patrol car stopped the driver, who has been named as Roberto Domini, 49, for a routine check.

According to the daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, it soon became apparent he had been drinking, and so he was asked to take a test to determine the level of alcohol in his system.

Following two tests, which both resulted in a positive result, it seems that Domini panicked. He reportedly asked to look at the results, took them from the officer's hand, causing a minor injury, tore up the papers and ate them – presumably hoping to destroy the evidence.

Domini has been arrested for resistance to a public official, and was also the charged for driving while drunk.

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