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Police have a new weapon in their arsenal against drinking and driving. The PAS IV is a flashlight that can detect alcohol content in the breath from 10 inches away. So next time you get stopped, as soon as the cop shines the flashlight on you, you better be sober or you are sunk.
     Posted By: patty - Sun Apr 15, 2012
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How long can you hold your breath??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/15/12 at 09:39 PM
I can't hold my breath while I say "Hi Occifer!"
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/15/12 at 11:24 PM
Animal Farm.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/15/12 at 11:38 PM
I knew there was a reason I do all my drunk driving in the middle of the afternoon
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 04/16/12 at 12:49 AM
Yeah, getting permission to search is overrated anyway. Why should they even tell them it's happening?
Posted by Frank on 04/16/12 at 02:13 AM
Frank, I don't think figuring out that you have alcohol on your breath counts as searching. What you exhale probably is freely available to look at, just like your garbage is.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/16/12 at 06:14 AM
Bet the accuracy leaves a LOT to be desired. And how long before some fine upstanding officer figures out that if you do this and then that, you can get a positve reading everytime?
Posted by Baughbe on 04/16/12 at 07:57 AM
Frank, TheCannyScot: In case you haven't been keeping up with the news: Rulings by the U. S. Supreme Court: 1) You can be stripped searched upon arrest for ANY offence (including such minor offences such as Jaywalking). 2) Officer suspicion is sufficient cause for any search, and all that is needed is the officer's judgement that is was warrented. Cause need not be proven. (This one has been in effect for years)
Posted by Baughbe on 04/16/12 at 01:57 PM
I believe that the 'reasonable person' standard still applies -- as in, would a reasonable person in the officers position ...
Posted by Sigh on 04/17/12 at 01:52 PM
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