Does how much I had to eat affect breathalyzer results?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Below find some interesting facts about food and intoxication:

In a driver that has not eaten anything all day, approximately 20% to 25% of the consumed alcoholic beverage is absorbed from the stomach, while 75% to 80% is absorbed from the small intestine. Therefore, in such drivers, their breathalyzer results will be the highest after 0.5 to 2.0 hours following the drinking of alcoholic beverages.  Compare and contrast this with non-fasting drivers, whose highest breathalyzer would theoretically register after 1.0 to 6.0 hours.  Therefore, food in the stomach, and the timing of the breathalyzer can make a big difference in a DUI case.   

In addition, there are numerous other reasons why a breathalyzer gives inaccurate results.  If you are facing a Chamblee or  Doraville area DUI case, call DUI attorney Richard Lawson.  Mr. Lawson has experience getting breath tests kicked out of cases as well as getting not guilty verdicts at DUI trials.  Call Mr. Lawson's law office today to discuss your Chamblee or Doraville DUI and the available defenses.  Call within 10 business days of your DUI arrest to save your Georgia driving privileges.  DUI cases are not hopeless.  Much can be done to fight and win these cases.

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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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