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Category Archives: Breath Test

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NTSB wants 0.05 to be the standard for DWI

Posted in Austin DWI, Blood Test, Breath Test, Intoxilyzer
CNN reported that Washington’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending that all 50 states should lower the blood alcohol content rate from .08 to .05.  The NTSB is trying to force the states to expand their laws allowing officers to confiscate a driver’s license when arrested for DWI….Something Texas already does.  NTSB is also … Continue Reading

MAAD continues to request IID for first time DWI offenders

Posted in Austin DWI, Breath Test, Intoxilyzer, Texas DWI Laws
  Members of the House Committee on Jurisprudence are meeting to consider ways to address DWIs in Texas, including whether to require ignition interlock systems for first time drunk driving offenders.   MAAD is pushing this hard, and has the attitude that it isn’t expensive to have the IID installed and maintained in a vehicle.  … Continue Reading

Can Energy Drinks Show Up as Alcohol on the Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

Posted in Austin DWI, Breath Test, Intoxilyzer
Brian Lutmer, Carol Zurfluh and Christopher Long with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, State Public Health Laboratory, Breath Alcohol Program, and the Saint Louis University Toxicology Laboratory, Toxicology Department conducted a study to answer such a question. They tested 27 energy drinks, and 11 (40.7%) showed up positive for alcohol on the … Continue Reading

DWI Conviction and Traveling to Canada

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Blood Test, Breath Test, Texas DWI Laws
The Canadian government has always been difficult when it comes to allowing folks with DWI conviction on their records to gain entry. The Canadian rule about entry is pretty straightforward. A person will be denied entry into Canada if they have been convicted outside of Canada of an offense that, if convicted in Canada, would constitute … Continue Reading

Can the Atkins diet affect the Breath Test?

Posted in Breath Test, Intoxilyzer
A Virgin Atlantic Pilot found out the hard way that the Adkins diet can affect the breath test when he was removed from a transatlantic flight after failing a breathalyser test. He has finally been cleard of this charge after it was discovered that his low-carbohydrate diet triggered a false reading. Subsequent blood tests on … Continue Reading