Breath Testing

Can I Refuse Sobriety Testing?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed several field sobriety tests that are used by law enforcement officials nationwide to determine if a driver is operating a vehicle while under the influence. These tests are used before, or in conjunction with, traditional blood alcohol tests and are administered prior to a driver being detained. (read more)

Refusing to Take Breathalyzer Charges

A Channel 2 Action 2 News reporter was recently charged with driving under the influence after the report refused to take a Breathalyzer test during a traffic stop. The event in question occurred after law enforcement officers observed the motorist traveling 66 miles per hour zone in a 35 mile per hour zone. Law enforcement (read more)

Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices

After a motorist has performed standardized field sobriety tests the officer will ask them to provide a breath sample into a roadside, handheld breath machine.  These machines are known as Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices.  The PBT should not be confused with the state’s breath testing machines, the Intoxilyzer 5000 or Intoxilyzer 9000.  Similar to (read more)

Chemical Test Numbers? The Facts…

Chemical Test Numbers In Georgia, when someone is arrested for DUI they are asked to submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances.  When a driver submits to the state administered chemical test of their blood or breath their results are going to fall into 1 of 3 categories.  (read more)