The Swedish legal system never ceases to amaze and amuse. Case in point from today’s paper: Witnesses see a man swerving all aver the road in Lund, Sweden. They call the police and follow him. He stops. The police arrive. They go to question him. He is so drunk that he falls to the ground. His blood alcohol level is off the charts. He is cited for drunk driving. When he gets to court he says that in the few minutes between when he stopped the car and when he was arrested he drank a half liter of hard alcohol thus explaining his inebriation. The court accepted this and cleared him of all charges.
So here’s my tip: If you want to drive drunk in Sweden and get away with it simply keep a fifth of bourbon in your glove compartment. When the police signal to pull you over (or if you roll up to a road block) calmly stop the car, turn off the ignition, open the glove compartment, take out your bottle and, with the officer as your witness, swill down the entire contents of the bottle before they can administer the breathalyser. Then get out of the car and walk away. If they question you tell them you were sober when you stopped the car. Evidently, they will believe you. The most they will be able to get you for is a parking violation.
I think someone should have administered a breathalyser test on the judge who made the ruling.