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Personal Breathalyzer: Down in price, way up in accuracy

November 15, 2014 • By Dennis Beaver

Today’s story will be of special interest to anyone who drinks or entertains with alcohol, and is in response to a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy who we will simply call “Glen.”

“Most people who are arrested for DUI don’t realize that they are not the only ones affected; families and marriages are impacted, jobs put at risk, in addition to the fines, increased insurance and possible time in jail,” Glen wrote.

“When someone in law enforcement gets a call from a family member in jail for a DUI, it is doubly upsetting, and completely unnecessary, but that’s what happened to our son, away at college. I knew he loved to party and told him to buy his own breathalyzer — and he did, but it was a novelty — a toy — and not accurate. He thought that his blood level was well under the limit when it was far above…click here to read more