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Breathalyzer Devices May Pop Up in Utah Bars

Bargoers weighing whether they’re sober enough to take the wheel could soon have a tool to help make that decision. Breathalyzers and similar devices could pop up in more bars across Utah under a coming proposal from Draper Republican Rep. …

New Jersey High Court Upholds Reliability of Alcotest

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the breath test used in drunken driving cases. Wednesday’s order by the court upholds the use of Alcotest, which replaced the Breathalyzer more than a decade ago. The test has been …

Florida Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Breath Test Software

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing a request from three drunken driving defendants for access to software for breath testing machines. They believe an analysis of the software would show the machines are inaccurate. The justices heard oral argument this …

New Mexico Proposal: Breathalyzers In Drunk Drivers’ Homes

Advocates of ignition interlock devices to combat drunken driving want to expand the requirement so that convicted offenders have to install devices in their home to detect whether they’re using alcohol. The proposed requirement would apply to offenders who claim …

Photo Now Part Of Washington Driver’s Breath Test

Drivers who are required to pass a breath test before they get behind the wheel won’t get away with having someone else blow in the ignition interlock device. Starting with the new year the devices will snap a picture every …

Drunk Driver Test? There’s an App for That

A drunken driving test may not seem the likeliest place to come up with a mobile phone app, but that’s when inspiration struck Nashville, Tennessee resident Clay Bradley. Bradley said he was following a policeman’s pen with his eyes when …

Florida County Encounters Problems with Breath Test Machines

Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to use alcohol breath-test results in about 100 current driving under the influence (DUI) cases in Sarasota and Manatee counties after learning about problematic breath-test machines. The announcement came after the Herald Tribune reported …