Medical disorder helps woman beat DWI charge

Apr 23, 2016

A woman in Hamburg charged with a DWI in 2014 has beat the charge with a rare medical disorder.

Woman wrongly pulled over for DWI in 2014
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The woman whose name is not being released has been diagnosed with Auto Brewery Syndrome. Auto Brewery Syndrome causes the food taken in to be broken down into sugars and produced into alcohol.

The woman was pulled over in 2014 after police received a complaint about her driving when in fact she had a flat tire. Authorities issued a breathalyzer test that revealed she may have been intoxicated.

This week acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty decided not to appeal the case.