Before getting behind the steering wheel, it’s important to be absolutely sure that you’re fit to drive. That means being safely below the government alcohol limit. Handheld breathalyzers are becoming increasingly popular personal devices – but do they actually work?Read More
March 7, 2014 4:30:46 PM CST
February 20, 2014 6:41:18 PM CST
Consider the following scenario: A group of friends go to the bar to celebrate a birthday. They’re all having a good time, enjoying each other’s’ company, and end up drinking a little too much. They leave the bar, get into a car, and head home for the night. On the drive home, they get into an accident and injure the other driver.
Obviously, the drunk driver can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and legally punished. But what about the bartenders who served the group? What responsibility, if any, do they have? If a bartender over serves a patron who later harms himself or another person, should the bartender be held accountable for not cutting them off or giving them a breathalyzer?Read More
February 7, 2014 6:16:49 PM CST
In fear of failing a breathalyzer test, many people over the years have tried and failed to successfully discover a means of being able to cheat the test. Many urban legends exist as to how one can actually consume a level of alcohol which is over the legal limit yet still pass a breathalyzer test when stopped by the cops. However, no matter how believable these “success stories” may sound, you can bet that they are actually false.Read More
January 22, 2014 2:12:50 PM CST
Quest Products, Inc. has launched “Cash for Clunkers,” an opportunity for customers to trade in their used breathalyzer and upgrade to the latest technology. Quest Products, Inc. will accept any and all breathalyzer models from any manufacturer and retailer whether the unit is working or not.Read More
January 7, 2014 1:48:26 PM CST
Personal, portable breathalzyer devices are available in the market from just $3 up to $300. As you might expect, cheaper models can compromise on quality, and opting for a cheaper device can therefore be more dangerous. Carrying a breathalyzer is imperative nowadays considering the strictness of law regarding DUI, so what factors should you use to decide which breathalyzer is right for you?Read More
January 1, 2014 2:10:26 PM CST
Planning a quiet night in? Down a couple of drinks and go to bed to wake up fresh in the morning and head on out to the office. But a surprising twist in the tale happens when the police pull you over and arrest you on charges of DUI. What just happened?Read More
December 19, 2013 3:44:53 PM CST
The controversies regarding frequent usage of breathalyzers are continuing to rage in college campuses and high schools across the country. The authorities have broadened their area of operations to include stops outside events like prom and dance nights to prevent underage binge drinking.Read More
October 22, 2013 4:35:11 PM CDT
Having one more for the road might just cost you the vehicle. Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving but few realize the financial impacts of a DUI. Driving under the influence is the major cause of all road accidents in the US but the financial storm that hits the driver after the incident is crippling by itself. From courts and attorney fees to classes and insurance, the experience will make you think twice before having another round with the guys.
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October 22, 2013 4:15:48 PM CDT
The symptoms of driving under the influence of alcohol begin with rash driving. This initial give-away or the routine DUI stops are followed by simple or detailed tests to check your sobriety. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines were set up to engage the driver in standardized field sobriety tests. Other than these, there are also non-standard tests. READ MORE.Read More
May 15, 2012 11:41:30 AM CDT
If you have any interest in breathalyzers you've probably asked yourself this question: Can I refuse a roadside breathalyzer test?
Recently, a TV news channel followed two police officers on a DUI patrol. You can view the video below. Within the video officer Reid tells us that you can refuse the roadside breathalyzer test, but if they have enough evidence you were drinking alcohol they will take you to the police station and you must then submit to an evidential (Intoxilyzer 8000 or similiar) breathalyzer test, otherwise you will be charged with a DUI refusal.
Bottom line, don't drive drunk, and always test yourself with a personal breathalyzer.
Source: WDAM News 7