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breath test

Brit a chemical test of a driver's breath to determine the amount of alcohol he has consumed
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Albert Johnson, a defense attorney and longtime critic of breath-test evidence.
Cupar Sheriff Court heard Farrer, whose breath-test reading was 192 when the legal limit is 35, twice failed to meet social workers.
The breath-test technology relies on the idea that the biology of tumours can lead to the production of specific "volatile organic compounds", combinations of chemicals unlikely in a healthy person.
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland rules state police must breath-test all drivers involved in collisions.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "All our traffic cars and Zulus carry breath-test kits but not the pandas because it is not cost-effective.
Police say that this encourages drivers to drink up to the limit but that the breath-test kits are so inaccurate they give false readings more often than not.
He told Gloucester magistrates he had been out on Christmas Eve for two to three pints of lager and before driving he had used a commercial breath-test kit.
Sheriff Craig Caldwell found that the Intoximeter breath-test machine is accurate and lawful.
But when the case was called yesterday, her solicitor asked for the guilty plea to be withdrawn due to the breath-test row.
The pilot insisted he was completely sober and had had nothing to drink - but police officers were called in to carry out a breath-test.
They want to new attempts to stamp out the road menace, after a massive breath-test blitz failed to deter hardcore offenders.
A WOMAN whose breath-test showed she was almost 10 times over the drink-drive limit was jailed yesterday.