Drink-driver blames Atkins diet

10.45 | 5 February 2010 |

A motorist caught drink driving claimed she was over the limit because the Atkins diet she was following caused her body to produce its own alcohol.

Medical experts disproved Jaqueline Wilcox’s explanation for why she was three times over the drink drive limit and she changed her not guilty plea.

Wilcox had claimed that the amount of alcohol in her breath was down to her being on the low carbohydrate diet, which triggered a condition called ketosis.

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