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Old 10-25-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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After years of inexplicably getting drunk without drinking alcohol, having mood swings and bouts of aggression, landing a DWI charge on the way to work one morning, and suffering a head injury in a drunken fall, an otherwise healthy 46-year-old North Carolina man finally got confirmation of having alcohol-fermenting yeasts overrunning his innards, getting him sloshed any time he ate carbohydrate-laden meals.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...ot-him-wasted/
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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wow, that's so interesting...and crazy. Must have been really frustrating for him!
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:23 PM
 
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The keto fanboys & fangirls are going to be alllll over this.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:16 PM
 
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Otis? Otis Campbell?
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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The keto fanboys & fangirls are going to be alllll over this.
ha ha I thought the same thing. Doing low carb myself right now but not because they make me drunk.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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What an interesting story.

A legal question in case there are any lawyers among us.

If his legal issues stem from a medical condition (i.e. he didn't drink and drive resulting in his DWIs) can he get some reprieve from them as it they resulted from something other than the action the "law" says he took?
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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blood alcohol is blood alcohol.
method of acquisition is not germane.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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blood alcohol is blood alcohol.
method of acquisition is not germane.

I get that, but if someone isn't drinking, and it occurs as a result of a medical condition, then where do you go from there?


There was a guy up in MA who was having some sort of medical event as a result of Diabetes.


Cops on the scene assumed he was drunk. Was later determined through medical tests it was a medical event and no charges were filed.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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I get that, but if someone isn't drinking, and it occurs as a result of a medical condition, then where do you go from there?


There was a guy up in MA who was having some sort of medical event as a result of Diabetes.


Cops on the scene assumed he was drunk. Was later determined through medical tests it was a medical event and no charges were filed.
I don't think the charges would stick in this case. I can't imagine a prosecutor continuing a case with this info. If he already had a case discharged against him, he can probably get it expunged.

Driving and having a medical event with diabetes is a little different, at least from a liability perspective. If you know you have diabetes and you're not managing it properly and you get in the car and drive and have an accident, the disease does not get you off the hook. Obviously DUI charges won't stick. But there are other factors in play if there is an actual accident.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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I don't think the charges would stick in this case. I can't imagine a prosecutor continuing a case with this info. If he already had a case discharged against him, he can probably get it expunged.

Driving and having a medical event with diabetes is a little different, at least from a liability perspective. If you know you have diabetes and you're not managing it properly and you get in the car and drive and have an accident, the disease does not get you off the hook. Obviously DUI charges won't stick. But there are other factors in play if there is an actual accident.

That's what I am asking.



This guy in the story has a DUI on his record, which impacts a great number of things; ability to get a license, employment (my employer won't hire you with a DUI on you record and my client has a two strike policy; first strike for a contractor they have to be removed from the account. Second strike and they can never be a contractor again).



Would suck to have those things applied to you when the reality is something different.
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