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Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Machine

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Definition - What does Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Machine mean?

The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the most common breath testing machine used in the United Sates to identify drivers who are operating a motorized vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The Intoxilyzer 5000 is manufactured by CMI Incorporated and allows testing and analysis of a driver's "deep lung air", eliminating the chance of a false positive test. The Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Machine results can be used by the prosecution in a DUI trial.

Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Machine costs approximately $7,500. There have been a variety of models used throughout the United States for more than 15 years. Opponents argue the Intoxilyzer 5000 has several features and rules of maintenance which may make it less than accurate and reliable. Opponents also claim that a driver's physical conditions or exposure to certain types of chemicals may cause inaccurate breath test results. Critics argue false readings may occur if a driver is suffering from any of the following: liver disease, diabetes, esophageal hernia or high exposure to acetone.

Talk to a good DUI lawyer to determine if there were any issues in your blood alcohol concentration test that may allow you to challenge the prosecution's breath evidence for your DUI case.

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