The Smartphone Defense
02.26.14 10:46 AM ET
Wills Pal Pelly Claims iPhone Could Have Interfered With Breath Test
More news from the great drink-driving trial of Prince William's pal, Guy Pelly, the pink cheeked London party organizer and nightclub promoter.
Pelly, 32, who refused to give a breath sample to police when stopped driving his Audi R8 through central London last year, telling a policeman, "I don't want to," when asked to blow into a breathalyzer machine, is now claiming in court that his iPhone could've interfered with the breath testing machine used in the police station!
It's certainly a ballsy defense. But will it work?
Charlotte Dale, an independent forensic alcohol consultant called by the prosecution, thought not, telling the court, according to a report in the Daily Mail, that the idea that, "two independent specimens," that matched each other to be incorrect was, "too incredible".
The trial continues. Pelly denies driving a motor vehicle when his alcohol level was above the limit.