Health Problems That Affect Breathalyzer Tests
A person with a health condition may not be able to take a breathalyzer test without having results that are misleadingly elevated. These tests pick up the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath. However, the alcohol compounds that are measured by these tests can be naturally forming in a person’s body if they suffer from certain health conditions. People with these health conditions may not have accurate breathalyzer readings as a consequence.
To learn more about your options if you are facing DUI charges due to potentially misleading breathalyzer test results, contact the Arizona DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., at 602-510-9999 today.
Health Concerns and Breathalyzer Errors
When a person has a certain health problem, the chemical make-up of their body may change accordingly. This means that some people may produce alcohol that does not make them intoxicated, but will appear in their breath.
The following health problems have been linked to the production of this alcohol:
- Certain kinds of cancer
- Acid reflux disease
These health problems can render breathalyzer results unreliable and misleading as evidence. A person may have these test results thrown out of their case if they can illustrate their health condition’s effect on the tests.
If you have been charged with an Arizona DUI, there may be legal action available for your defense. To discuss your options with an experienced legal advocate, contact an Arizona DUI lawyer with Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999.