Judge Acquits Drunk Driver Because He's Asian

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A judge dropped drunk driving charges against an Asian man last week in part because "different ethnic groups react differently to alcohol intake."
The 63-year-old Swedish man, who is of Asian origin, was charged with drunk driving after a gas station attendant thought he was acting intoxicated while filling his car. Police tracked the man to his home and found that he had a BAC of 0.164, more than eight times over Sweden's absurdly low limit of 0.02.
In addition to noting the differences in alcohol processing by ethnicity, the judge admitted that he could not prove the man didn't become drunk while he was home before police arrived, during which time a friend testified that he had seen the man drink one shot of whiskey.
'I read on the internet that [alcohol processing] differs between different kinds of people," the judge told Swedish paper Nerikies Allehanda. "Native Americans and Asians have a completely different metabolism and way of processing alcohol than western Europeans."

THAT'S RACIST!
 
I'm Italian...can I beat people to death and throw them into the river legally?
 
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Shout out to that Asian glow!

But in all seriousness, the cop didn't pull him over. They can't prove that he was driving intoxicated. It's as clear as day. He has to walk.
 
Regardless of race, creed, religion, or color, if you're guilty, you're guilty. That's the way the law should work. Do the crime, do the time, period.
 
That's not exactly the point, in this case. On some level, the judge's reasoning is actually valid. There isn't any way to prove that the man was guilty of drunk driving, and the high BAC is complicated by known biological factors (well, supposedly...I'm not sure the difference in metabolism could account for an effect of that magnitude).
 
Seems really pointless to have even brought up ethnicity when the case was clearly incapable of leading to a conviction in the first place.

In fact, how did it even get to court?
 
I can see this thread spiraling into something if people just go off the thread title instead of reading the article. But hey, that's the norm.
 
Police tracked the man to his home and found that he had a BAC of 0.164, more than eight times over Sweden's absurdly low limit of 0.02.

lol, what is that? A sip?
 
was he a wealthy asian? could have been a two-fer.
 
0.02 BAC limit? That's neat.
 
I don't think I've ever been that sober in my adult life.
 
What an insanely misleading and baiting title.
 

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