Lower Makefield DUI Defense Attorney
Breath Testing May Yield False Positive Results
If a police officer feels that you are demonstrating signs of driving while impaired, i.e. slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, or if they smell alcohol or marijuana in your car, they can attempt to administer field sobriety tests including a roadside breath test at the scene. Like the flawed administration of the field tests, breath tests are often administered by youthful, inexperienced police officers with little or no training in the operation of the equipment or the interpretation of the results. In addition, there are many other factors related to breath testing that can yield a false result.
Police administrators are required to calibrate and keep a record of the maintenance of breath testing equipment. An improperly calibrated breath test machine could produce a false Blood Alcohol Content reading over the legal limit. Breath testing machines have been proven, even if properly maintained, to produce inconsistent readings that could cause one to be arrested when in fact they are below the legal limit. Over-the-counter medications also have been shown to react with other substances to produce an elevated reading when taken by Blood Alcohol Testing machines.
All told, there are numerous issues for a knowledgeable Lower Makefield DUI attorney to challenge to ascertain if you have been falsely charged with a DUI. Lower Makefield DUI attorney John M. Kenney will thoroughly investigate your arrest to make sure that the police have not acted over-zealously in charging you with the serious crime of DUI.