Intoxilyzer 8000 Biased Against Americans
The Intoxilyzer 8000 is used in Europe under the brand name Lion. On their website [HERE] they describe the process of breath alcohol physiology. There is one glaring difference however. They use a 2300:1 ratio instead of a 2100:1 ratio. So?
If you blew a into the Lion (Intoxilyzer) 8000 with of 2300: 1 partition ratio, and the machine reported BrAC results of .070 then you blew into the machine with a 2100: 1 partition ratio you would be .080 or higher. (thanks to DUIstopped.us for this example).
If this is true, it means that machines in the US are more biased than those in other parts of the world. This means that the United States is willing to subject more of its citizens to arrest, conviction, loss of job, driving license suspension, and JAIL because they tilt the breath test in favor of the government.
If people ever wonder why I practice DUI defense, this is it!