Thursday, January 28, 2010

Instant Breath Testing, the New Age of DUI

For decades the norm in breath testing for DUI cases was to transport the arrestee to the station and have them blow into a tabletop breath machine. Times have changed, today many police departments have roadside breath instruments that can obtain a sample right on the side of the road. These devices present new challenges for reliability and integrity, the jury is still out on the permanency and widespread use of these point of use breath machines.