How reliable are breathalyzers?

Answer On One Hand: Breathalyzers Have FlawsResearch has shown that breathalyzer results exceeded actual blood alcohol content in 23 percent of individuals tested. As a result, many individuals may have ... Read More »

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Breathalyzers & the Law?

A breathalyzer is an instrument that uses the breath to measure the alcohol content of your blood. A police officer uses a hand-held breathalyzer when he stops a suspected drunk driver. If the test... Read More »

How accurate are Breathalyzers?

A Breathalyzer is not 100 percent accurate; there can be as much as a 15 percent variance in readings. Field Breathalyzer tests do not take into consideration metabolic rates, the height and weight... Read More »

When were Breathalyzers developed?

The first Breathalyzer was invented in 1954. A professor at Indiana University named Robert F. Borkenstein invented the Breathalyzer. It was the first portable and practical instrument developed to... Read More »

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