Anorak News | Woman Blames Drink-Driving Charge On Her Swine Flu

Woman Blames Drink-Driving Charge On Her Swine Flu

by | 28th, July 2009

police-pigIN Wellington, New Zealand, Deborah Karen Graham, 48, says swine flu made her more susceptible to the affects of alcohol and her drink driving charged should be quashed.

To Queenstown District Court yesterday, where the legal types are presented with evidence that Graham did provide a breathalyzer reading of 530mcg, 130mcg over the legal limit. She confessed to having drunk three glasses of wine.

Says Defence counsel Nicole Murphy to Judge Kevin Phillips Graham:

“She had swine flu. She was just getting over it…and she thinks because she had the flu (the alcohol) may have hit her harder. She is highly embarrassed and remorseful about her actions.”

Replies Judge Phillips:

“Swine flu seems to be the ‘in’ submission for everything at the moment. I reject all that.”

Graham was fined $550 and disqualified from driving for six months.

The pigs flew…


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