Summer is here, and you know what that means: parties, concerts and other outdoor events! And at many parties, you’ll find alcohol. Whether it’s a beer blast or a wine-and-cheese party on the lawn, one thing’s for sure—it’s easy to drink too much in the summer when alcohol is readily available at parties. Should you end up driving home tipsy (or drunk), there is always a chance you’ll be pulled over by the police and asked to use a Breathalyzer to see if you’re legally intoxicated.
Can you trick a Breathalyzer? That’s a question many drinkers ask. There are several ways people try to do so. For instance, they may spray their mouth with a breath freshener, eat some breath mints, or gargle with mouthwash. Here’s the deal: breath fresheners and mints may mask the smell, but they don’t change your blood alcohol content (BAC) readings. Meanwhile, mouthwash often has alcohol in it, so you may end up increasing your reading.
Some people try the old “stick a penny under the tongue” to beat the Breathalyzer, but that won’t work. Related to the penny myth are charcoal pills, garlic and various herbal formulas that claim to help a drunken person out. Sorry, they don’t work.
While many people who’ve had too much to drink would like to trick a Breathalyzer, it’s better to just get legal counsel to help with the situation. The Law Office of John C. Prezas, PLLC, offers a free initial consultation in Williamson County, Texas. Call 512-686-0105 to find out how John C. Prezas can help a person deal with problems arising from drinking and driving.