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Refusing a Breathalyzer Test Is Now Legal in Georgia


 On Monday morning, a new ruling from Georgia Supreme Court made a major change in the state’s DUI law: police officers can no longer compel drivers to take a breathalyzer test. Previously, according to Georgia case law, officers could compel … Continue reading

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Tostitos Chip Bag Doubles as Breathalyzer


I’ve written about personal breathalyzers. I’ve written about SCRAM devices, anklets that detect alcohol in a person’s sweat. I’ve even written about the new temporary tattoo that can detect the alcohol in the wearer’s body. But this one is head … Continue reading

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“My B.A.C.” Program Seeks to Prevent California DUIs


The San Diego Police Department sought to prevent drunk driving this past weekend by providing bargoers a chance to take a breathalyzer reading without any consequences, as hard as that is to believe. Continue reading

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Man Swallows Penny Before Breathalyzer


A Canadian man from Ontario who was suspected of driving drunk tried to trick a breathalyzer by swallowing a penny.      According to police, an officer noticed the man driving an SUV without headlights on at about 2:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Can a Fever Increase a Breathalyzer Reading?


Breathalyzers assume that no one has gastroesophageal reflux disease, a low carb diet, and that no one is hypoglycemic. While breathalyzers do not account for these differences in people, they can all affect breathalyzer results. Continue reading

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