The idea of blowing in a machine to transfer your breath into that machine in order to obtain your blood alcohol level in your body is kind of mind-boggling, DUI attorney in California relate.
Not to mention inaccurate, say California DUI lawyers.
The guy who invented the "breathalyzer," a contraption designed to see if drivers are DUI or not, was Dr. Tom Jones. (This is not the famous singer although the age of 77 may be similar.) Dr. Jones died in North Wales just the other night.
His idea made cops go crazy going after drunk drivers. Before his gadget, cops had to "guess" if someone was drunk. Then his machine produced numbers. Those numbers made the roads safer by getting drivers with high numbers off the roads.
It was about 35 years ago when he sold his gadgets to DUI police throughout every country in the Western world.
He was the genesis for the beginning of the manufacturing, production, development and sales of DUI breathalyzers.
He started "Lion Labs" to sell his idea. MPD, a US company, bought it 21 years ago.
He achieved the Order of the British Empire for his contributions and efforts, establishing a grant at Bangor University to help young people become scientists.