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Woman guilty of one-eyed drunken driving

Oct. 30, 2008 at 11:32 AM   |   Comments

OREBRO, Sweden, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A woman in central Sweden who alleged she drove with one eye closed to avoid double vision is guilty of drunken driving, a court has ruled.

A court has convicted the woman, whose identity wasn't revealed, on drunken driving charges after she told police she had been driving with one eye closed to counteract seeing double while intoxicated, The Local said Thursday.

The incident occurred last summer near Osternarke, Sweden, when police attempted to pull the woman over for alleged erratic driving. Police claimed the woman's vehicle was swerving across all lanes on the road. The woman then didn't pull over for the police in pursuit for nearly 2 miles, police said.

The Local said it was then the woman offered her one-eyed defense for her illegal blood-alcohol level while driving, a motion than helped earn her a two-month prison sentence during a later court date.

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