Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Breathalyser for drugs is proposed for the so-called control of drug use by drivers and DUI investigations

A so-called "Breathalyser for drugs" is proposed for the so-called control of drug use by drivers. A test is on its way which may help tell who has taken illegal drugs just by sampling their breath.

Traces of amphetamine and methamphetamine may possibly be found in patients getting emergency care. This is a new kind of drugs test, which is simple and safe to conduct and that requires no integrity-violating monitoring or medical staff. But its accuracy and reliability are already in question.

Patients breathed into a special mask for 10 minutes. The air was passed through a filter, which was then purportedly analyzed for drug particles. Some traces of intoxicants could allegedly be found even after the effects had worn off. The results were supposedly confirmed by blood and/or urine tests. Many questions remain and this will be closely monitored by Californi DUI criminal defense attorneys.