The results of a breath machine are not dispositive of the ultimate outcome of a case. Breath machines like any other computer based device are subject to malfunctions, manufacturing errors, and other external influences that widely skew the results.
On a foundational level, the basic assumptions upon which all breath testing is based is fundamentally flawed. Even if a breath machine is in perfect working order, it does not possess the capability of measuring alcohol.
The machines used currently rely on estimating alcohol in blood by measuring electrical energy in only a tiny sample of breath. Then based on the assumptions programmed into the devices' computational components it prints out a number.
While there are devices that can measure alcohol by a method of molecular weight analysis, BREATHALYZERS DO NOT MEASURE ALCOHOL!Back to DUI Testing