Goodbye Breathalyzer

The Alcotest replaces the Breathalyzer in parts of New Jersey.

by / January 2, 2006
For decades, the Breathalyzer served New Jersey well, but law enforcement officials in the state want to retire it and replace it with a new evidential breath test that relies on advanced technology.

The Breathalyzer proved an accurate tool to measure blood alcohol concentration (BAC), but is no longer being manufactured, and as parts of the equipment wear out, they are becoming increasingly difficult to replace.

That, coupled with the promise of the new test -- Dr
Jim McKay, Justice and Public Safety Editor Justice and Public Safety Editor