In Omaha, Nebraska, Juan Briceno had a sudden flash of brilliance. Before the police administered his breathalyzer, he downed a bottle of Wite-Out on the officer’s desk. It turns out that white out does not affect the alcohol in your system. It does, however, turn your tongue and lips white. The video is linked below.
Briceno needed all the help that he could get. His blood alcohol level was .287, or three-and-a-half times the legal limit. This is also his fourth arrest for drunk driving. He still insisted in a jury trial and was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
Notably, the Wite-Out site proclaims that its product “covers the toughest mistakes.” It further proclaims “Our four different correction fluids are custom-blended to deliver the benefits that users demand most.” Sheer puffery, it turns out. That leads to the question of false advertising in Briceno’s case. This is one tough mistake that it proved utterly useless in correcting.
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