Breathalyser

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Breathalyser

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™ a device for estimating the amount of alcohol in the breath: used in testing people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol
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Dr Kevin Smith of Cardiff University's School of Social Sciences questioned the use of the breathalysers.
South Wales Police officers at Spar, Queen Street, where staff have been using hand-held breathalysers for over a month
Man-about-town Mitchell Burke, a 22-yearold IT technician from Huddersfield, who visited the Parish and Camel Club on Friday night said: "I have seen the breathalysers being used a few times at the Camel Club and it was mainly on people who were absolutely off their heads.
Joanne Ferry tries the breathalyser at the John Duck Pub on Claypath, Durham City
Stores including Boots, Halfords and even Poundshop began stocking breathalyser kits, which range in price from PS1 to PS59.
3 per cent, but the breathalyser still flashed a cautionary red.
Compulsory from July 1, the easiest way to tell if the breathalyser complies with the French legislation is to make sure it has the blue circular NF logo, the French equivalent of the BSI kite mark in the UK.
Drivers who are caught without a breathalyser kit face a fine of 9pounds but there will be a period of grace until November.
Police spokesman Inspector Russell Clark, says: "The worry is that friends and relatives will buy these breathalysers, which cost from just pounds 2.
Police fear that many of the breathalysers tested are being bought as Christmas gifts.
Any youngsters who are suspected of drinking at the venues will be asked to carry out the breathalyser test.
At a meeting of the authority's employment committee,personnel director Bob Williams confirmed he was looking into the possibility of introducing breathalysers.