New regulations to tighten breathalyzer procedures (2014/03/10)

Every year around 100,000 drunk driving tickets are issued in Taiwan. Police have strict procedures, but these are not always followed and can result in disputes. For this reason, the Ministry of Transportation plans to give these procedures a stronger legal basis. 

There are procedures for police to follow when conducting a breathalyzer test.

Tseng Yu-han
Taipei City Traffic Division
During police questioning, there is a form for police to ask whether drivers had chicken cooked in rice wine, cough syrup, or other food products that could affect the breathalyzer. If drivers consumed such items within the past 15 minutes, they can be granted the chance to rinse their mouth before submitting to a breathalyzer.

Here we see an experiment of a person who quickly consumes 100 cc of beer and then immediately submits to a breathalyzer.

The breathalyzer indicates a reading of 0.55. And now, the same test is administered after waiting 15 minutes.The value on the breathalyzer registers zero.

Tseng Yu-han
Taipei City Traffic Division
We don’t want alcohol in the mouth to affect the breathalyzer.

To prevent false readings, the Ministry of Transportation will make a new provision in the law noting that those stopped for suspicion of drunk driving be given 15 minutes from the last time they consumed a drink and be offered the opportunity to rinse their mouth. After completing one breathalyzer test, a follow-up will not be permitted. These new procedures and regulations will help protect the interest of drivers and others on the road.

15分鐘酒測

台灣每年約有十萬人次因為酒駕遭到取締,為了避免民眾藉口食用含酒精食品、藥品影響酒測值,警方已經有酒後15分鐘再測的內規,但曾有員警違反程序引發爭議,因此交通部決定將酒測程序入法,明訂酒後15分鐘才能酒測,而且民眾有權要求漱口,以後警方未依酒測程序,民眾可以申訴要求撤銷罰單。

遭遇警方攔撿酒測,其實有步驟程序的。

[[北市交通大隊執法組分隊長 曾郁涵]]
員警在詢問的時候,會拿一份確認單,讓當事人確認是否有飲用,類似燒酒雞、感冒糖漿等,可能會影響酒測值的食品。如果當事人15分鐘內有食用這些食品,員警可以讓當事人先漱口再檢測。

等15分鐘是否有差別,找民眾作實驗,喝下一杯約100CC的啤酒後,馬上測。

數值高達0.55,休息15分鐘後再測。數值歸0。

[[北市交通大隊執法組分隊長 曾郁涵]]
就是讓口腔內的酒精,不要去影響到酒測值。

避免發生取締酒駕引發爭議,交通部首度將酒測程序入法,規定酒測得在攔檢現場進行,如果民眾喝酒未滿15分鐘,可以漱口或等15分鐘後再酒測,而且完成1次酒測不論數值為何,不得進行第2次。明訂酒測程序,減少爭議也保障民眾權益。

 

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