DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy

They say that the breath tests are accurate and are specific to ethanol.  However, you can get a positive results for using  hand sanitizing liquid or even for being diabetic.  You can even get a DUI for eating plain white bread:

Why are we putting people in jail and suspending licenses based on this ridiculous technology?

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.



4 responses to “DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy”

  1. […] The Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) is a roadside initial alcohol screening device.  It’s used to confirm the chemical basis of your impairment.  The PBT can help to confirm all other evidence and to confirm the officer’s judgment as to whether you are impaired. It’s used to show the presence of alcohol in your system.  The PBT does not show how much alcohol you have in your body, but rather if you show any alcohol in your body.  Positive Alco-Sensor result is not enough.  The PBT should never be the sole basis for a DUI arrest.  They are never checked for calibration.  Police departments lack the equipment and training.  Most importantly, they are not right.  For more information on Georgia's Preliminary Breath Test, see Allen Trapp's blog post : More on PBT’s (Preliminary Breath Tests): The Alco-Sensor.  Also, check out Justin McShane's blog post: DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy. […]

  2. […] (PBT) machines that the police use are very inaccurate. Even if you have had nothing to drink, the faulty technology in these machine can still produce an erroneous result.  The good news is blowing into them is 100% optional. So, refuse […]

  3. […] can cause a false positive like nail polish remover, hand sanitizing liquid, mouth wash and even plain white bread!  That same faulty technology is being put into all of our cars exposing us all to the risks of […]

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