Don’t Eat (Pizza) and Drive!

Did you know that eating white bread, donuts and pizza dough can register positive blood-alcohol readings on a Breathalyzer Machine? Sounds absurd—but it’s true. A number of experiments were conducted where the BAC of a normal person was recorded by the breath machine to be 0.0% . The subject then ate a slice of white bread […]

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The Truth About Portable Breath Tests

I have written about breath testing numerous times on this blog and have shown how they are error prone, inaccurate, and non-specific to ethanol.  In short, they are ridiculous. These are the problems that plague the more advanced, state authorized, stationary, breath testing machines. So what about the portable versions?  The technology is even worse.  […]

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I remember playing on this back in...man I feel old.

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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DUI breath testing Machine

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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You can get a DUI for eating simple white bread in Pennsylvania.

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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DUI breath testing is completely unscientific. We are gambling with people's lives.

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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Another Week, Another Breath Testing Scandal- I Think I See a Pattern

Another Week, Another Breath Testing Scandal- I Think I See a Pattern

Another week, another breath testing scandal. Whether it’s Philadelphia or our nation’s capital it seems like states and counties all over the country are reporting the same issue- faulty breath testing equipment leading to erroneous BrAC readings and false DUI arrests and even convictions.  This week it’s Santa Clara’s turn. The problem is not limited […]

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