Breath Testing

Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Wrong: 5 Reasons for False-Positive Results

You’re driving along when you see the blue lights of a police car in your rearview window. If the officer merely suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be asked to take a breathalyzer test. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t agree to take it. For (read more)

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)

The Facts About DUI Chemical Tests

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.  If a motorist refuses (read more)