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A test in which a driver is made to blow into a breathalyser to check whether they have drunk more than the legally permitted amount.‘he lost his driving licence for a year for failing to give a breath test’
- ‘It was the police who put the car keys in the hands of a man registering a .21 on a breath test.’
- ‘The Constable stated that he saw the man get out of the vehicle and provide a positive breath test.’
- ‘The breath test became the accepted method for establishing the blood-alcohol level of suspected drunk drivers.’
- ‘The idea that that a PC might transmit on his radio whilst his partner was administering the breath test was frowned upon.’
- ‘A request was then made by an officer, pursuant to section 2, for a breath test.’
- ‘At the roadside the respondent was asked to provide a specimen of breath for a breath test.’
- ‘Authorities said a breath test administered at a police station showed a blood-alcohol reading of .08 percent.’
- ‘So perhaps there needs to be a system of judging, similar to a breath test…’
- ‘That is the context in the present case: a policeman reporting to another policeman about the results of a breath test.’
- ‘For control drivers we obtained contact details and results of a breath test for alcohol at the roadside recruitment sites.’
- ‘The House held that failure to comply with the instructions in relation to a roadside breath test did not invalidate the test.’
- ‘But when they caught me for speeding, they automatically gave me a breath test.’
- ‘In those circumstances the request for a breath test was valid and the appellant was properly arrested.’
- ‘The cut-off value for the breath test was set at five parts per 1000.’
- ‘She failed a roadside breath test and agreed to go to the police station for a second test.’
- ‘The police did contact the solicitor at the first opportunity after the breath test was completed.’
- ‘One of the officers then formed the opinion that he had been drinking and requested him to provide a specimen for a breath test.’
- ‘Police believe he became involved in an argument with a motorist he tried to give a breath-test.’
- ‘Anyone who fails the test is arrested and is required to perform an evidential breath test at a police station.’
Give (someone) a breath test.‘the police asked to breath-test him’
- ‘The current approach of wanting to breath test every driver once a year may have to be reviewed.’
- ‘He also said the NSC welcomed new laws that would make it easier for gardaí to stop and breath-test drivers.’
- ‘I can always get you breath-tested in the morning.’
- ‘The police failed to either breath-test him or arrange for a blood test.’
- ‘Does that mean cops don't need to breath test anyone anymore?’
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