Airborne interference

 

Over the years we have investigated a number of unusual defences to a charge of Drink Driving.  These have included individuals breathing in airborne pollutants, fuels, debris from air bags, CS Gas, glues, paint spray, and recently, hand sanitiser.  All of these can be investigated theoretically or practically by reproducing, within reason, the events described by the defendant and testing them using our Fully Calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Instruments.

 

If you or your client believes that their alcohol level has been affected by either a chemicals they have been using can investigate it, either as a paper study or by

re-enacting the scenario using our fully calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Equipment, then contact our Drink Drive Experts for advice.

 
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Absorbance of alcohol via the skin

 

From time to time we are told that the defendant believes that the chemicals they work with add to their alcohol level or slow the rate that they eliminate alcohol.  This has become more common with the ubiquitous use of alcohol based hand sanitisers.  Again, all of these can be investigated theoretically or practically by reproducing the events described by the defendant and testing them using our Fully Calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Instruments.

For more information contact our Drink Drive Experts.

 

Mouth based interference

 

We have also been instructed to investigate mouth based interference.  We have investigated sweets, chewing gums, both menthol and regular, inhalers, fuels which have been siphoned and “mouth alcohol” as a result of dental work or the need for dental work or the dentist allegedly leaving a cotton wad in the mouth.    Again, all of these can be investigated theoretically or practically by reproducing the events described by the defendant and testing them using our Fully Calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Instruments.

For more information contact our Drink Drive Experts.

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Food or medication based alcohol, in effect “laced’ foods or medicines

 

We have investigated Christmas cakes, mince pies, trifles, ice-cream, casseroles and other foods, as well as proprietary mediations and homemade tinctures which have been found to have contained varying amounts of alcohol.

If you or your client believes that their alcohol level has been affected by unknown alcohol in the food they have eaten or the medication they have taken this can be investigate, either as a paper study or by re-enacting the scenario using our fully calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Equipment, then contact our Drink Drive Experts for advice.

 

Genetic differences

 

We have also been told that the defendant believes that they have a difference genetic makeup to “normal” which means they can either drink more alcohol than “normal” because they break it down quicker or vice versa, i.e. they eliminate alcohol slowly.  This is tested by a controlled drinking experiment using our Fully Calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Instruments and surprisingly has resulted in several unexpected acquittals.  

If you or your client believes that their alcohol level has been affected by their genetic makeup or a medical condition or other factor we can investigate it, either as a paper study or by re-enacting the scenario using our fully calibrated Evidential Breath Testing Equipment, then contact our Drink Drive Experts for advice.

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