A TikTok user has claimed he was pulled over by the police and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol after simply drinking a lemonade from Chipotle.
The video shows the man pouring some hibiscus lemonade in a Las Vegas branch of the store. The drink is listed as containing hibiscus (shock), lemon, and turmeric. Referring to the police who later stopped them, they say: “He said my ‘open container’ tested positive for alcohol.”
Reacting to the viral video, which has garnered over 1.4 million views, people pondered about what could have happened. Someone who said they were a Chipotle employee asserted that the lemonade mix in question is just concentrate and water, but the TikToker asked: “Some people saying the concentrate could ferment and test positive?”
Another person commented: “Y’all realize alcohol is literally rotten fruit? You can make it with grape juice and yeast. It was probably bad and fermentation happens.”
Meanwhile, numerous people on Twitter claim the fast food chain’s drink tastes alcoholic:
Idk if it’s me but this chipotle lemonade taste like alcohol
According to a local lawyer’s website, people are classed as driving under the influence if their blood alcohol content is 0.8 per cent or greater as measured within 2 hours of driving.
A first DUI offense in Nevada is treated as a misdemeanor. Standard penalties include 2 days to 6 months in jail, $400 to $1,000 in fines, online DUI School, attending a Victim Impact Panel, and a 185-day driver’s license suspension.