Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lawyer Puts Coins in Mouth to Fool Breathalyzer

The Nelson Mail [New Zealand]
7 September 2011

Coins 'fell from mouth'

A lawyer hid the cord of a breath testing machine in a police station filing cabinet, and then concealed coins in his mouth in a bid to fool the machine.

Westport lawyer Douglas Taffs, 53, appeared in the Nelson District Court yesterday and admitted a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol, failing to remain for an evidential breath test and obstructing police. [...]