What are the mechanics behind breath test instruments?
When a driver in New York is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the police may ask the driver to take a breath test, in order to determine what the driver's blood alcohol concentration is. If it is above 0.08 percent, it is above the legal limit and the driver may be charged with driving while intoxicated or DWI. However, it is not unknown for Breathalyzers to be faulty, leading to an incorrect result. New York residents concerned about this may want to learn more about how do Breathalyzers work in the first place.First, it is important to understand how alcohol affects a person's body. The type of alcohol we drink is called ethanol, and it is found in beer, wine and liquor. Ethanol molecules are not very big. [...]