Drunk driver eats alcohol test in bid to avoid arrest

Share this article

The driver was charged for being drunk while driving and resisting a policeman. Photo: Rosie Scammell/The Local
10:49 CET+01:00
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.

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.

Story continues below…

Don't miss a story about Italy - Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Share this article

From our sponsors

Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections

Election Day in the U.S. is less than a month away, and time is running out for Americans living overseas to vote absentee. Here's what to do before it’s too late.


Popular articles