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Breathalyzer Fact & Fiction

What is the Highest Recorded %BAC?

Chris Otchy
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According to CBC News Canada, a Bulgarian man holds the record for the highest BAC level ever recorded, and specifically the highest survivable BAC level. In December 2004, a 67-year-old man in Plovdiv, Bulgaria was taken to the hospital to be treate...
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Typical BAC Limits Around the World

Chris Otchy
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Since 2002, it has been illegal in all 50 U.S. states for those over the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is 0.08% or higher (before 2002, the legal limit was 0.10%). In addition, some states include a lesser charge, t...
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Can You Trick a Breathalyzer?

Andrew Spencer
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Misconceptions persist about what breathalyzers can and can’t do and how a person might be able to "beat" one in a roadside test. The following separates fact from fiction.  Placing a copper penny or any other form of currency under your tongue does...
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Are Breathalyzers Accurate?

Chris Otchy
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In every state in the U.S., a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is presumed to be legally intoxicated and may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). But what is the best way to determine that BAC? There are thr...
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