Law Enforcement 'Tests' Accuracy Of Breathalyzer

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement faced accusations that a breathalyzer was giving inaccurate readings. So it commissioned a study. Fifteen employees consumed more than $300 worth of whiskey, mixers and Doritos, and then used the breathalyzer. Judges are considering whether the study was legitimate.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. It's not your average police investigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement faced accusations that a breathalyzer machine was giving some inaccurate readings. And so the department commissioned a study. Fifteen employees consumed more than $300 worth of whiskey, mixers and Doritos. Then they used the breathalyzer. Judges are considering whether this study was legitimate. There's no word on whether the employees can be reimbursed for their hangover medication. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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