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Soar throat or drunk?

Drivers could be caught over the limit just for sucking on a Fisherman’s Friend.

A German motorist was treating his cough with the famous lozenge when he was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit during a routine police stop in Munich.

The 24-year-old driver was taken to the police station and given a blood test, which came back clear.

Thomas Gilg, a forensic doctor, concluded that the essential oils contained in the throat sweets reacted in the same way as alcohol on hand-held breathalysers and that just three of the mentholated sweets could cause a motorist to test three times over the legal limit.

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    (Source: The Times)

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