[Tribal-drug-courts] Antifreeze

Cary, Paul L. carypl at missouri.edu
Wed May 10 15:58:27 CDT 2017

Hello Judge:

Carolyn Hardin has forwarded your email inquiry to me for a response.

Indeed, the consumption of ethylene glycol is extremely dangerous (life-threatening).  And, the medical literature sites many cases where ethylene glycol has been consumed by alcoholics as substitute for drinking alcohol (ethanol).

Ethylene glycol will not be detected by routine ethanol testing.

Please get back to me with follow-up concerns.



From: Carolyn Hardin <chardin at nadcp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:44 PM
To: Cary, Paul L.
Subject: FW: Antifreeze

Hello Handsome,

See the question below.

My Best,

Carolyn Hardin

Carolyn Hardin MPA, chief of training and research

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Justice For Vets

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From: Tribal-drug-courts [mailto:tribal-drug-courts-bounces at tribal-institute.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Fox
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:15 PM
To: 'tribal-drug-courts at tribal-institute.org' <tribal-drug-courts at tribal-institute.org>
Subject: Re: [Tribal-drug-courts] Antifreeze

Good afternoon;

Has anyone faced an allegation of someone using antifreeze (ethylene glycol) as an intoxicant?  Would it even register on an alcohol (ethanol) test?  I have done some basic google research and apparently it has been known to have been used by alcoholics because it can produce a high similar to alcohol, even though it is extremely dangerous.  Thanks.

Honorable Bruce C. Fox, Presiding Judge

Pueblo of Laguna

P.O. Box 194

Laguna, NM 87120

Phone:  (505)-552-1900

FAX:  (505)-552-7186

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