Diabetes and Field Sobriety Tests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the device law enforcement uses in Georgia to detect alcohol in a suspected drunk drivers' breath. What most people do not know is that this device does not really measure alcohol. It actually uses infrared light beams which are absorbed by chemical compounds, including alcohol in the breath which contains the "methyl group" in its molecular structure. The more absorption one has, the higher the blood alcohol reading. The machine is set to just "assume" that the compound is likely alcohol. Surprisingly thousands of compounds can register as alcohol, with one of those being acetone.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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