How sad you don't want to hear the truth about DUI's and the police prosecution of false positives.
My previous How to avoid a DUI had lots of folks claiming I was spamming for breathalyzer, dash cams, and expensive lawyers.
Note I did not list a brand or a web site to purchase. I did say to get the fuel cell version, because that is what the ignition interlocks and the portable police units use. Believe what you want, I'm trying to save you trouble.
As for the simplistic, don't drink and drive, millions of people go to social events every day, have a few drinks, and drive home. We tried prohibition, how did that work out? This is default Prohibition.
You cannot use the one drink = .02 and the -.01% per hour calculation, I did, it does not work .
YOU CANNOT CALCULATE YOUR BAC.
Besides, there are many other things that can trigger a false positive, fact. So you are non drinker, driving home tired, you run into a sobriety check, your tiredness and stress at being stopped, has the officer thinking you might be impaired. You might be, because being tired is just as bad as being drunk.
Now I have already linked to the proof that several foods, diets and products can cause a high BAC reading. Some people naturally have high BAC readings, and several medications and diseases can cause a high reading.
Since studies have proven that about 50% of sober, non tired folks will be judged impaired by the roadside sobriety test, YOU can be falsely arrested. Get your head out of the sand. Refuse the roadside test.
So the simplistic say "don't drink and drive" sounds like spamming from the DUI Interlock and Breathalyzer industry to me. They are making millions of these new stricter laws. The 5 interlock companies wrote the laws!
You spend tons of money on your cars, tons more on insurance and accessories, and you don't want to spend 25 to 200$ per year to defend yourself from devastating false DUI arrest? I didn't think I needed it either. I have always counted my drinks, and use the existing tables and calculators. They don't work. I don't want to spend my money on these things, but it's cheap insurance. Besides, those of us who do enjoy social drinking need to be careful we are not impaired, and there nothing like the breathalyser to do that. The actual statistical data say a person with 1 drink is slightly less likely to have an accident than a teetotaler. I linked to prove that. .05% is statistically as safe as no alcohol.
So lets' end the bs "just don't drink and drive" stuff.
Washing your mouth out with water is not trying to beat a justified DUI, it is trying to prevent a false positive. The police have you wait 20 minutes do do just that, but it doesn't work if you don’t wash with water, and remove dentures. Or if you ingest anything. If you throw up, they can't do the test either.
As for taking deep breaths, that used to be required, because the idea is to measure BLOOD alcohol, not lung alcohol. If you hold your breath the BAC goes up, If your breath out the last stale pockets, your BAC goes up. They used to do everything to make sure there were no false positives, now the industry does everything they can to prosecute, no matter the truth.
Would I tell you to ask for blood test if I you wanted to cheat?
I want us all to get a fair deal.
Sadly, now we are required to get our own breathalyzer to be absolutely sure you won't blow a high BAC. If you and your non drinking buds want to get one and pass it around, just to make sure, that's probably good enough.
joeschmeaux video is good.
I agree that you should not talk to the police, normally you just say I cannot comment without my lawyer present. But you have no choice but to take the breathalyzer test or you lose your license It's called implied consent. You can refuse the road side test and I should have. But I was not familiar with the law. You are.
Anything you say can only be used against you, not for you. If you try to use what you said to the officer, the prosecution will get it removed as hearsay.
Yes I'm over 50. I remember the 60's and 70's. It was .15%.
Grow up kos folks. I broke none of your rules, let's hear what rules you think I broke.
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