Woman Arrested DUI After Guzzling Hand Sanitizer

A Connecticut woman was arrested and accused of driving drunk after guzzling half a bottle of hand sanitizer – equivalent to 32 shots of vodka.


According to police, Jennifer Wilcox lost control of her car on Oct. 5, almost crashing into another vehicle after consuming a large quantity of hand cleaner.

Officers say Wilcox “admitted to drinking one half of a bottle of hand sanitizer, she drank the bottle of hand sanitizer on her own merit.”

“I just saw it there so I drank it,” Wilcox told a local news outlet.

“It’s the same alcohol in beer, in wine and Jack Daniels, however, it is more concentrated,” Dr. Danyal Ibrahim said appearing on Middletown local news.

Wilcox was released on $500 bond.