"...Last Thursday the Uruti School principal failed a roadside breath test after it was presented to her by an unimpressed police officer.
But despite sitting in a car that "smelled like a brewery" Mrs Sutherland hadn't drunk a drop instead she had just rubbed a 65 per cent ethyl alcohol hand sanitiser on herself and her licence.
"I wound down the window and the smell must have hit him in the face. The stuff smells like a big gin," she said..."
Yes, I know this game.
I saw it working in prison all the time.
It's called wind up the screw/cop. Do something supicious then play the innocent. In this case, spread a gel full of alcohol about when pulled over by the cops.
She has to be incredibly stupid to think they would not react to a strong smell of alcohol- a smell she openly admits to knowing about.
It's not beyond the bounds of belief the a senior schoolteacher would know that this action could set of an screening device.
It's probably too much to expect that she knew influenza is droplet-infectious and not particularly spread by contact- such as handing over a plastic license.
So I'm calling 'bullshit' on this one- she is no poor victim.
Just a friggin' smart-arse who SHOULD know better...