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The D.C. police have a broken-down blood alcohol-testing system

Jun 07, 2011 The D.C. police have a broken-down blood alcohol-testing system

Image from National Institute of Standards & Technology.

The District of Columbia police have a shamefully broken-down blood alcohol-testing system.

The Metropolitan Police Department will not have what it considers a reliable alcohol breath testing program before next spring. The department’s joke of an alcohol urine testing system is “an old way of doing things," confirms D.C.’s acting chief toxicologist Lucas Zarwell, who adds that urine testing for alcohol has "very little correlation to blood concentrations for alcohol.” Always fight drunk driving charges tooth and nail.

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