Can Bread Cause the Intoxilyzer to Give a False Reading?

As demonstrated below, it appears that Wonder Bread is like Kryptonite to the Intoxilyzer 8000. While I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the test that occurred in this video, I have very little reason to doubt its veracity.  Especially since the manufacture of the Intoxilyzer 8000 (CMI) will not allow anyone (including the government) to inspect the source code used in this contraption.  Enjoy:



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Erik Brown - December 6, 2008 6:00 PM

Bread has been known to give false readings in the Intox 5000 as well. This is the reason why a deprivation period is crucial in all alcohol breath testing procedures.

It is also why that deprivation period should also include an officer actually watching the subject during that time period. Simply putting someone in a room for 15 minutes unsupervised doesn't cut it. Counting time that someone is in the backseat of a patrol car while the officer is supposed to be watching the road while driving doesn't cut it either.

Anything that goes into the subjects mouth, or gets regurgitated back into the mouth, invalidates the results from a scientific standpoint.

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