A New Form of Drink-Driving
Drivers are being warned to avoid caffeine excess after a man was jailed for dangerous driving after drinking 20 cans of Red Bull. Peter Edwards, 48, from King’s Lynn, was jailed for four months on Friday after Norwich Crown Court heard he was pursued across Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. His car was seen “swerving from side to side” across the A10, the court heard. Edwards car was then involved in a 50-mile police chase, according to a BBC report.
A spokeswoman for Red Bull told the broadcaster: “Research has proven that just one or two cans of Red Bull can help alleviate the effects of tiredness – there is no added benefit in consuming the product in excessive amounts. One can of Red Bull contains the same amount of caffeine as a cup of filter coffee.”