By Kelsey Cheng For Mailonline
Published: 11:33 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 11:34 BST, 3 May 2019
A man who failed a breathalyser test in east China insisted that he hadn't consumed any alcohol - only several pieces of the pungent-smelling durian fruit.
The driver, surnamed Jiang, was pulled over by traffic police in Nantong, Jiangsu province on April 17 after being suspected of drink-driving.
The man protested after he failed the roadside breath test, saying: 'I didn't drink! I've still got the husk of the durian I just ate. Take me for a blood test.'
The unconvinced policemen then took him to the hospital for a blood test, which proved that there was no alcohol in his system, putting the man in the clear, according to Jiangsu Television.
The driver, surnamed Jiang, takes a blood test at a hospital in Jiangsu province on April 17 after he protested the breathalyser test result. He said he did not drink and only ate durian fruit
Nantong police decided to test the hypothesis themselves. In a video filmed on April 29, police officer Yu Pengxiang is seen taking a breathalyser test after eating some of the stinky fruit
Police explained that durian has a high sugar content, which can turn into alcohol as it ripens
In a follow-up investigation,