Tag Archives: Breath Tests

Permalink to Can Diet Soda Make You More Drunk?

Can Diet Soda Make You More Drunk?

There is a lot of science behind how the body processes ethanol.  When other substances are also present in the system, chemical reactions can occur which can cause higher blood alcohol levels. Researchers have discovered that drinks mixed with diet soda cause blood alcohol readings which are up to 18% higher than those with normal […]

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Permalink to NTSB Recommends Cutting the DUI limit from .08 to .05

NTSB Recommends Cutting the DUI limit from .08 to .05

Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that states reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration for DUI from 0.08% to 0.05%  claiming that it will make the roads safer.  Unfortunately, this recommendation has no scientific backing and will result in many more false arrests if adopted. It is based upon a belief not founded in […]

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Permalink to Lebanon County Breath Test Scandal

Lebanon County Breath Test Scandal

Police in Lebanon County did not calibrate their breath test equipment properly which renders the results as unreliable.  This has affected numerous cases and has forced the government to re-open many of the convictions. Watch the news reports below for more details: (Video Credit: ABC News 27 ) DUI breath testing is problematic all around the country and […]

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Permalink to More About Faulty Breath Machines

More About Faulty Breath Machines

Breath machines are faulty to the point where I no longer understand why they are even used for DUI evidence.  Professional DUI attorneys know this and the general population is also starting to understand how bad this technology is.  The super- duper Intoxilyzer 5000, which is used in Pennsylvania as well as in many states […]

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Permalink to Another DUI Breath Testing Scandal, This Time Vermont

Another DUI Breath Testing Scandal, This Time Vermont

As one of the leading DUI attorneys in Pennsylvania, I make it a point to vigorously challenge DUI breath testing evidence because of the number of false readings these machines produce.  The technology is bad and the police rarely keep the machines in proper working order.  Unsurprisingly, another breath testing scandal has called more DUI […]

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Permalink to DUI Myth Busters: High BAC Can’t be Won

DUI Myth Busters: High BAC Can’t be Won

Many people who are charged with a DUI believe that cases with a reported High BAC number cannot be won.  This, however, is not correct. (At The McShane Firm, we have won many high BAC cases in the past: High BAC cases won by The McShane Firm) A good DUI lawyer is trained in how […]

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Permalink to New Spray Makes You Instantly Drunk

New Spray Makes You Instantly Drunk

The inventor of a new spray claims that he has developed a spray that can make a person instantly drunk for a few moments: New spray makes you ‘instantly drunk,’ and only lasts a few seconds A French American scientist has invented a new alcohol spray that instantly intoxicates the user. However, the effects are […]

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Permalink to DUI Myth Busters: Breath Test Accuracy

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 […]

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Permalink to Attorney McShane to Lecture at NCDD Winter Session

Attorney McShane to Lecture at NCDD Winter Session

The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) sponsors the most intensive and advanced DUI training seminars an attorney can attend.  Not only do the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at The McShane Firm regularly attend these seminars, I have been invited to present my research at the 2012 NCDD Winter Session to be held in Orlando from […]

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Permalink to Alcohol Detecting Flashlights?

Alcohol Detecting Flashlights?

Pennsylvania Police are Using Alcohol Detecting Flashlights to Identify Drunk Drivers in State College As if we needed more untested, unscientific, inaccurate DUI technology, police in PA have been using DUI flashlights to detect drunk drivers: Alcohol-Detecting Flashlights Introduced in State College DUI Enforcement High-tech flashlights that can help police identify drunk drivers have arrived […]

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