In an interesting case, a New York woman beat her DUI charge by claiming that her body brews alcohol. Even though her blood alcohol content was found to be more than four times the legal limit, a New York Judge dismissed the charge against her based on her innovative scientific defense. The woman presented a expert medical witness that testified to her previously undiagnosed condition in which high levels of yeast in her intestines fermented high-carbohydrate foods into alcohol. The condition, which is rare, is known as gut fermentation syndrome. The doctor who presented expert testimony in the New York case indicated that she has two other cases awaiting trial, in Oregon and in Texas.
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