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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.
It's not as if everybody coming in to Durham will be breath-tested.
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.
David Kenworthy, of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said: ``If you have a collision at any time during the year you will be breath-tested.''
Random breath-tests throughout the North East could very well have a major impact on drink drive figures.
The breath-test band would warn shoppers if they were too drunk to buy something they might later regret.
Sheriff Craig Caldwell found that the Intoximeter breath-test machine is accurate and lawful.
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.