BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An lawyer for a Pennsylvania lady charged with drunken driving hinted his consumer’s coat-chewing might’ve thrown off the outcomes of her breath take a look at.
The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise experiences the argument got here throughout a listening to Tuesday for 47-year-old Jana Moschgat. An officer who pulled Moschgat over testified she was nibbling on her coat earlier than he gave her the breath take a look at and that he ordered her to cease.
Moschgat’s lawyer, Travis Petty, requested the officer if he knew the chemical composition of the coat, noting that sure substances can alter the outcomes of the take a look at.
Moschgat’s take a look at confirmed her blood-alcohol stage was 0.151 %, almost twice the authorized restrict for drivers in Pennsylvania. The officer says Moschgat additionally smelled of alcohol and failed a area sobriety take a look at.
The decide dominated there was sufficient proof to ship the costs to trial.