Category Archives: Mouth Alcohol

The Problem with Mouth Alcohol and Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000

Why is Edward Owens, the former Agency Inspector for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, blowing twice the legal limit during his monthly inspection of the Intoxilyzer 8000? Either he was intoxicated when doing the inspection, or the instrument can’t detect the presence of a tiny amount of mouth alcohol. How many other sober people blow […]

Intoxilyzer 8000 – The Mouth Alcohol / Slope Detector Experiments

After an arrest for DUI in Florida, the arresting officer will usually ask the driver to submit to a breathalyzer test. Florida uses the a machine manufactured by a company in Kentucky called CMI, Inc. Beginning in 2006, Florida moved to the Intoxilyzer 8000. Every county in the State of Florida has at least one […]