For the vast majority of us, a conviction for driving under the influence can prove disastrous for both our professional and personal lives. Chances are that you rely on the use of your vehicle to at least get you to and from work or school. Having your driving privileges suspended or revoked can literally mean the difference between some DUI offenders being unable to maintain their employment or continue their educations, especially for those living in rural areas with limited public transportation.
Drinking and driving is a serious threat to public safety. That being said, it is also important that law enforcement officials correctly identify those who are breaking the law. One of the primary law enforcement tools against drunk driving is the use of Breathalyzers. These specially calibrated electronic devices are useful in determining the blood alcohol concentration levels of suspected DUI offenders.