Drunk driver eats alcohol test in bid to avoid arrest

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.

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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