Biker Blames Pickled Eggs For Failing His Breath Test

Biker Blames Pickled Eggs For Failing His Breath Test

Police officers must hear tonnes of weird excuses for why drivers might fail a breath test, but we reckon even the most seasoned cop might be surprised by this one.

The story goes that a man by the name of Lee Vaschez was running errands over Christmas when he stopped at a friend’s house. While he was there, he munched on ‘six or seven’ pickled eggs.


The 40-year-old chef from Ipswich then got on his Ducati motorbike to go home. While out on the road, he claims the headlights on a lorry coming towards him dazzled him, causing him to miss a bend and crash into the kerb.

When the police arrived they breathalysed him and found he was nearly twice the legal alcohol limit. From the pickled eggs, so Vaschez claimed!


Vaschez appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court, where he admitted driving with excess alcohol and was banned from driving for 18 months. He was also fined £340, ordered to pay £85 costs and £34 to the victims’ fund.

Paul Booty, mitigating, said: ‘Unfortunately, as well as pickling fluid there was alcohol in there as well.’

Hmmm… Those eggs certainly landed Vaschez in a right old pickle.

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