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.