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Did you know hand sanitizer can make a breathtest tube say you are drunk when you arn't?

Last night i went to a home basketball game, as i was leaving i seen my dads pickup so i stopped chatted about a family round up with him he bought me a pop and i left well i got in my car started taking off i guess i didn't stop long enough at the stop sign so he told me and he made me use a hand sanitizer before i could touch the tube which i had a runny nose and i intched it so i blew in the tube here it said i was well over drunk .. CONT

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun

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    if i was that drunk i wouldn't be talking normal like i have been.. well they did a 2nd test same thing so i went to the hospital had another test done and about that time i was getting piss and tired and they found out it was hand sanitizer that messed with the breathtube.. all that crap gesh!! has this ever happened to you before?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • I have read about it, but never had it happen to me. You're right, the alcohol in the sanitizer is the same alcohol that will generate a "drunk" result on a breathalyzer. Always insist on a blood test if you get pulled over!

    Answer by jburg2541 at 4:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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