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Breathalyzer

[breth′əlī′zər]
a trademark for a device that analyzes exhaled air. It is commonly used to test for blood alcohol levels; the test is based on the relationship between alcohol in the breath and alcohol in the blood circulating through the lungs. Also spelled Breathalyser.

breathalyzer

Public health A device used to detect alcohol on a suspected drunk driver's breath; see DWI.
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Earlier in 2014, students were asked to pass a spot breathalyser test at a dance.
College students Farima and Azara failed the breathalyser test and were not able to produce a valid license.
American Airlines said: "An American Airlines pilot was arrested at Heathrow yesterday having failed a breathalyser test.
The second driver was later stopped by police and also failed a breathalyser test.
A spokesman for the Students' Union said: "We conduct a number of random breathalyser tests on entry to night-time events.
The plan is not to randomly stop cars and carry a breathalyser test on motorists, but to ensure that anyone who does not appear in control of his car will be stopped and tested.
And of those, 83 drivers failed or refused to take a breathalyser test.
A PARKINSON'S sufferer says she felt humiliated after being made to take a breathalyser test when her shaking was mistaken for being drunk.
It is believed that Sir Peter will also recommend random breath testing, the removal of the right for drivers to demand a second breathalyser test, novice drivers having an alcohol limit of just 20mg and a new offence of driving with an illegal substance in the bloodstream at levels deemed impairing.
Officers - thought to be acting on a tip-off from a member of the public - made the man take a breathalyser test.
Marguerite Engle, 45, set a new state record for South Dakota after failing the breathalyser test.
A 57-YEAR-OLD pilot failed a breathalyser test after being stopped at Heathrow airport just before he was due to operate a transatlantic flight, it was revealed.