What do California DUI criminal defense attorneys think about hand lotion containing alcohol? Can California drunk driving lawyers confirm the alcohol in lotion could affect breath testing machines, causing a falsely elevated reading?
In this interesting DUI defense article:
1) "Results are shown in Table 1 (of the study) that alcohol (ETOH) levels were detectable in breath analysis of 6 of the 20 Health Care Workers (range, 0.0010% to 0.0025%) at 1 to 2 minutes after the final application of Avagard: all would have been recorded as undetectable by Australian DUI Enforcement Police performing routine roadside, hand-held gadget / breath testing. However, two of these six Health Care Workers also had detectable serum ETOH levels at 5 to 7 minutes postexposure.
2) The researchers cannot be sure that intensive ABHRS (alcohol-
based hand-rub solutions) use for longer than 1 hour without washing may not result in higher absorption or accumulation rates."
While there are all kinds of DUI attorney questions about the limitations of this study, a number of DUI lawyers in California have already used this study when clients have been exposed to hand lotions containing alcohol.