You can get a false alcohol reading if you go to some motorsport events – drag racing as the fuel they use in come cars contains alcohol. I know somebody who gave a positive reading for alcohol but not over the limit. He has a blood condition and does not drink alcohol at all – in fact he hates the smell of it. When he told the Police he doesn’t drink alcohol at all – he never has – he was asked if he had cough mixture as quite a few of them have alcohol in them. He never volunteered at Drag Racing Events again. He asked his boss to send one of his other employees or go himself.
Published 16th October 2019