There are millions of drivers on New York roadways every day. Some may end up being charged with an alcohol-related offense. Such a charge could have serious implications on a person's life, including expulsion from school or the loss of job, regardless of whether the charge results in a conviction. However, some people are starting to question the accuracy and reliability of an important tool used to prosecute those accused of driving under the influence.
Typically, drunk driving cases are decided in two different ways -- an officer's perception of a person's impairment and a reading of the person's blood alcohol content. As a result, some people who do not have a reading indicating they are above the legal limit may still be convicted. An important tool in the determination of a person's blood alcohol content is the Breathalyzer.