But they recalibrated it and i passed. Which was good as i've not touched any alcohol for over a week since our crimbo dinner. Damn random breathalysing.
If you fail the breath test and you get arrested, can you then demand a blood test to confirm the result of the breathalyser?
i presume they'll do a blood/urine test anyway at la police station.
If you get stopped for drink driving and the machine says ur over... They cant use that in court, they have to take another test at the station, hence them trying to get you back to the station ASAP so you dont drop below the limit.
Wasting time is an option. (Of course I would not condone it in any shape or form)
Yeah, they use a more accurate breath tester at the station, a huge machine!
They wont be happy if you ask for a blood test! If the second machine says you are over the limit, then you almost certainly are!
Drink driving is just stupid, there arent many things that annoy me, but drink driving, fog lights and people that ride up my bum are three of them!
A blood test is only performed under circumstances where a Police Surgeon judges you as unfit to blow into the machine. If you still refuse even if the Doc says your fit you are looking at failure to provide charges which carry a greater possible penalty and the magistrates tend to maul people for it. Wasting time ... not a great idea especially as it would take an hour to decrease your blood alcohol levels by aprox 1 unit. Roughly speaking limit is 2 units. So it would take a lot of time killing and you wouldn't be able to pull that off. On the flip side it takes time for alcohol to be absorbed so your levels could have risen during the time you have killed.