What is a Designated Driver

The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980’s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the designated driver ideal became warped. It became the punchline to jokes and it is my opinion that … Read more

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An Invalid Sample of a DUI Breath Test

The Washington State Patrol provides the DataMaster Operator Information Manual for training a police officer about the BAC breath test administration. If an individual is under arrest for Driving Under the Influence they will be taken to the police station for further investigation. The arresting police officer will read the Implied Consent Warnings to the … Read more

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The BAC DataMaster Breath Test Machine Error Messages

Washington State utilizes the BAC DataMaster breath test machine to measure the blood alcohol content of a suspect arrested for driving under the influence. The BAC DataMaster is a product of National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc. (NPAS) located in Mansfield, Ohio. These DUI breath test devices require regular maintenance, and a proper environment for testing … Read more

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One Drink Per Hour Rule to Avoid a Holiday DUI

Many former clients claimed they consumed one drink per hour. I then inquired what they were drinking. Quite often I heard one martini per hour. I even heard one 40 ounce of malt liquor beer per hour. One drink an hour does not mean one container of any size containing any type of intoxicating liquor. … Read more

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