Breath Test Machines In Bars..?

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On June 26, 2018

Which breath test machine do you think the police will rely on?

Breath test machines are sprouting up in local bars. On one hand, this is a good thing.  The better educated a person can be about how their personal drinking pattern impacts their own blood alcohol content, the better. On the other hand, we’ve now had our first call from a person who drove based on the result from the in-bar machine, only to find  themselves arrested for a DUI anyway.

I can’t fault the bars for putting these machines in, nor the company who makes the machines – again, I think this can be a very good thing in a general educational sense. The challenge is when people make decisions to drive based on the results of a machine that is simply not designed for that level of accuracy or reliability.

I suggest you use in-bar breath test machines much like the state’s lottery disclaimer suggests – for entertainment purposes only.  I hope you never need to call us, but if you or someone you believe in has been arrested for a DUI, please do call us right away.

 

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