- Legal pill produces a breathalyser reading up to nine times lower than it should be
- 280 people die on average each year in the UK as a result of drink driving
- Retailer says: 'Everyone does it - there’s a car park in every pub you go to'
By EDDIE WRENN
PUBLISHED: 12:31, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:49, 27 August 2012
'There's a car park in every pub you go to': Arthur Kibble stands by his product
Campaigners are calling for pills which allow drivers to drink five pints of beer and still pass a breathalyser test to be banned after a businessman began selling them in the UK.
Arthur Kibble, 64, boasts the 'Alcopal' capsules allow motorists to drink until they are over the limit, yet still give a breath test which is nine times lower than it should be.
Kibble, from Birmingham, is selling the pills online and said he is not advocating drinking and driving.
The pills have already been withdrawn in America but they are legally on sale in Britain - where 280 people die on average each year as a result of drink driving.
Last week The Department of Transport revealed that the number of drink driving deaths had risen by 12 per cent - the first increase in over a decade.
The pills, which are taken before and after a drinking session, are said to prevent alcohol being absorbed through the stomach and into the bloodstream.
Kibble sells the pills online via his website and said he had tested them himself on Home Office-approved Draegar Breathalyser machines.
Today, the defiant businessman denied that he was encouraging motorists to drink and drive, and said the pills were completely safe.
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Only a vile little cretin would put something like this on the market. Hope it gets sent to prison for a very long time!