breath test


: a test that is used by the police to measure how much alcohol a person has drunk

Examples of breath test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The case has not been assigned a court case number and was on hold pending a DUI liquor breath test, according to the online records Tuesday. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Box refused a breath test for alcohol for the second time in 10 days and was placed under arrest. Chris Joyner The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (tns), al, 22 Aug. 2023 Read full article Hipkins said in a statement that Allan’s breath test showed her over the legal alcohol limit but police had not charged her with drunk driving. Nick Perry,, 23 July 2023 Spanos, of Syosset, remained at the scene and agreed to a preliminary breath test, the results of which allegedly revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was more than three times the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint cited by all three news outlets. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 The driver was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and registering more than three times the legal limit on a breath test. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 31 July 2023 Rashid Conteh’s family for months has asserted Gaskill was not issued a breath test that night as required by state law and submitted a complaint to the office. The Indianapolis Star, 27 June 2023 According to a criminal complaint, a breath test determined Huggins’s blood alcohol content was 0.21 percent, more than twice the legal limit. John Raby,, 17 June 2023 According to the police report, a breath test determined that Huggins’ blood alcohol content was 0.21%, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08% in Pennsylvania. Mark Heim |, al, 17 June 2023 See More

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Medical Definition

breath test

: a test to detect the presence of one or more substances (such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, or alcohol) in a person's exhaled breath
breath testing noun
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