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Breath Alcohol Testing

Posted on April 21st, 2011 by Dario  |  No Comments »

Breath alcohol testing is a standard operating procedure for law enforcers in majority of the state before making an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and the Breathalyzer is the most widely used brand for such a purpose.

A Breathalyzer estimates the amount of alcohol in the blood by measuring the breath alcohol content (BAC) of the person of interest. Some states accept hand-held preliminary breath testers (PBT) as evidence for the court while others do not even consider readings from breath alcohol analyzers. But whatever state you’re in, a breath Alcohol tester is a very valuable tool in law enforcement because even if readings are not accepted in court for some states, they still provide a good means for field sobriety testing.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States Department of Transportation regulates the products used for law enforcement. NHTSA even keeps a list of the approved brands in its files.

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