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January 2017 Archives

The drunk effects of auto-brewery syndrome

Washington health care professionals may have heard about a quite rare medical condition known as auto-brewery syndrome. Relatively common in Japan but not often seen in the United States, it begins as a yeast that grows in the digestive system and converts to alcohol. Individuals who suffer from this disease are highly sensitive to carbohydrates such as mashed potatoes.

Breathalyzer lock laws may make Washington roads safer

A study indicates that laws requiring individuals to use breathalyzer locks have significantly reduced the number of deaths involving drunk drivers. Sometimes referred to as interlock devices, breathalyzer locks function as breathalyzers to determine someone's blood alcohol concentration. If an individual is above the legal limit, the car will not start.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Seahawks player

A Washington state trooper discovered that Damontre Moore, a defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, had a suspended license after pulling his vehicle over for speeding. The traffic stop took place near Bellevue on Interstate 90 near Richards Road. The trooper reported that Moore's vehicle exceeded his speed, which was 81 mph at the time. He then recorded the football player's vehicle traveling 77 mph in a 60-mph zone.