Tag: Tests (Sobriety)

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

A million Americans a year are arrested for drunken driving, and most stops begin the same way: flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, then a battery of tests that might include standing on one foot or reciting the alphabet. What matters most, though, happens next. By the side of the road or at the […]

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Breath Tests Aim to Stop Drunk Driving. Can We Trust the Results?

Episode 18: ‘Guilty by Machine’ Producer/Director: Singeli Agnew More than 1 million people a year are arrested for drunk driving and most are asked to blow into a breath test machine to see how impaired they might be. The devices, among the most widely used forensic tools in law enforcement, generate numbers that can all […]

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