Drunk Finnish Judge Claims Toothbrush Defense

Yeah, me too. I forgot to brush my teeth and that’s why I could not walk the straight line. 3 Times the legal limit would surely be masked by some Colgate.

HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Finnish judge who heard four criminal cases while drunk insisted the breath test was flawed because she was too busy to brush her teeth that morning.

During a hearing in March, Judge Leena Pettinen’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal driving limit, Finland’s attorney general said.

The judge said she hosted a party the night before, drinking "several glasses" of vodka punch, cognac, wine and beer. Pettinen did not deny being under the influence of alcohol at work, but said she had felt capable of doing her job

~ by kinshay on 2003-11-29.

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