Breath Testing: A Synopsis of the Intoxilyzer 8000
The Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine uses the method of INFRARED ABSORPTION to analyze a breath sample. Unlike the BAC DataMaster, the Intoxilyzer 8000 uses a pulsed Infrared light source. The wavelength frequency is 3.4 and 9.4 microns for ethanol and other interfering substances. The decrease in intensity of the infrared light due to absorption by alcohol in the breath sample is proportional to the amount of alcohol in the breath. The sample chamber holds 29.4 cc’s of deep lung air for the Intoxilyzer 8000’s analysis. The information most recently shared by the Ohio Department of Health indicates that the Intoxilyzer 8000 will print copies of the IMPLIED CONSENT form and that the Department will adopt a two-test protocol. It also appears that the machines will be programed to calibrate prior to each subject test, eliminating the need for extensive calibration records. As in other states, this information will be made available on-line. The machine has a special entry code if an arrest is made at a sobriety checkpoint, indicating that Ohio has no plans to abandon this controversial enforcement method. More information about Ohio’s “new” machine will be made available as it becomes available.
Charles M. Rowland II was the first private attorney in the State of Ohio to receive certification on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine. If you find yourself needing a qualified and experienced Ohio DUI attorney, CONTACT Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1DUI or 1-888-ROWLAND. Here is a video from a Florida DUI attorney showing some of the features of the Intoxilyzer 8000.