A Ford Focus driver has highlighted the impact that a person’s body frame can have on whether they are over the drink-drive limit or not.
Jacqueline Atkinson was recently convicted of drinking and driving after being tested by police an hour after she consumed just one glass of wine during a business lunch.
However, she was told by a police nurse that her slim figure could have been partly to blame for the incident, as if she weighed a stone more she would have been likely to pass the breathalyser test.
Outside court, where she was banned for 12 months and fined £475, she said: "The glass didn’t seem to be to be particularly large because I have large goblets at home.
"I was distracted doing my paper work and after ordering one glass of wine I never imagined that I would be over the limit. Otherwise I would never have gone near the car."
Other factors which may impact upon a person’s tolerance to alcohol include age, a person’s stress levels or the speed of their metabolism.