A real beer belly: ‘drunk driver’ was producing lager in his own ...

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A real beer belly: ‘drunk driver’ was producing lager in his own gut

Nasty fungal growth was the source of his mysterious inebriation, while the poor guy insisted he was teetotal

Rozina Sabur

An American started producing beer in his own gut after a fungal growth produced high levels of yeast, a study has found.

It describes how the 46-year-old’s rare condition was only discovered after he was pulled over by police on suspicion of drunk driving.

Hospital tests showed the unnamed construction worker had a blood-alcohol level of 200 mg/dL, equivalent to consuming about 10 alcoholic drinks, although he repeatedly denied he had drunk any alcohol...

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