You may remember hearing about a New York woman who was charged with a DUI that she said was because her body created beer. Her blood alcohol level was 0.40, her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot. She insisted that she had not had a drink for hours. The police took her to the hospital, because a 0.40 blood alcohol level is considered life-threatening. It was determined that the woman suffered from auto-brewery syndrome, and her case was dismissed after the judge received evidence that she suffered from a medical condition which raised her blood alcohol levels.