Drunk Chinese driver eats grass in attempt to pass breathalyser test

A drunken motorist in China starting eating grass by the roadside in a bizarre attempt to quickly sober up and pass a police breathalyser test, reported NextShark.

After the Mercedes driver was questioned by police in Yiwu, a city in the Zhejiang province, the driver fled his vehicle on foot. He was quickly caught by police, who noticed he reeked of alcohol, and was told to take a breath test. 

It was reported that the man repeatedly denied he had been drinking or even driving the car. 

In a last ditch effort to fool the breathalyser device, the man pulled grass along the roadside and ate it.

Police said:

"The driver probably wanted to change his blood alcohol level by eating grass.

“We kept telling him, don’t eat grass. He didn’t listen, he didn’t stop pulling or eating the grass.

"It’s likely some were swallowed and some he spat out.”

Netizens who commented on the video poked fun at the driver, with one netizen even likening the driver to a cow.

Another netizen said:

"This driver is doomed. Drunk driving will just land you a fine, but eating precious protected grass could get you over 10 years in jail.”