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Myths about beating a breath test

It is true that breathalyzer tests are not perfect. If the machine is not calibrated properly, for instance, they can give false readings. People have sometimes gotten out of DUI charges when it was shown that a breathalyzer test did not provide reliable information.

That said, people often buy into some common myths about how to beat a breathalyzer test. A few things they try include:

  • Placing a copper penny under their tongue
  • Using supplements, like garlic pills or charcoal pills
  • Cleaning their mouth out with mouthwash
  • Chewing on breath mints
  • Using other breath fresheners, like strips or gum
  • Smoking cigars or cigarettes
  • Holding their breath before taking the test
  • Exercising, hyperventilating or otherwise trying to breathe quickly
  • Drinking coffee
  • Eating a meal

None of these things are going to beat a breathalyzer test if you are drinking and driving. If you get pulled over and you do any of them while you wait for the police to come talk to you, it's not going to make a difference.

Your body does naturally burn off the alcohol you drink eventually. There's really very little you can do to make the process go any faster. You need to switch from alcohol to water well before you intend to drive and give your body time to metabolize what you have already consumed.

Your safest bet, as always, is to simply avoid drinking and driving altogether. Trying any of these tricks instead of taking a cab or calling for a ride simply won't help you. If you make a mistake and are charged with drunk driving based on a breathalyzer test, an experienced attorney can make sure that your rights are protected.

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