Question: What Is The Process For A Breath Test Done At The Station In Georgia?

Answer: That’s an Intoxilyzer 5000 right now. Georgia’s going to an Intoxilyzer 9000, but for right now, the 5000 is a machine a little bigger maybe than a briefcase. They’ll set up the machine; they type the defendant’s information into the machine, date of birth, driver’s license number and so forth. They’ll then ask the defendant to blow into the machine. You have to blow a sustained breath. Once the machine gives the first reading, they’ll wait 3 minutes and have you blow into the machine again. Again, a sustained blow. The machine should present two different numbers of your blood alcohol level. Those numbers have to be within .02 of one another to be valid.

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