Man Pretends to Blow in Breathalyzer, Fools No One.
Your Hump-Day Recess: Let’s Pretend to Beat a Breathalyzer
Ask anyone who has been pulled over for drunk driving: the breathalyzer is a scary thing. It doesn’t listen to excuses. It won’t look the other way. It also knows its job, which is to measure blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If you’re over the limit, you are right to worry about what the device will tell the police about you. No wonder a few misguided (or drunk) souls make a futile attempt to escape the consequences. Just last week we saw a bogus video with instructions on how to beat a breathalzyer. The fact is, it can’t be done.
That fact didn’t stop a suspect in Shenzhen, in southern China, from calling upon the blessed power of denial to make the whole thing go away. When stopped by a police officer and given a breathalyzer, the man merely pretended to blow into it. As if that would satisfy the officer.
As you can see in the translation, the officer keeps prodding the suspect, demanding that he stop fooling around and blow. The man pretends a few times, but finally gives in and blows a .191.
Game over. For a BAC over .o8, China can impose up to 3 years in prison and a 5-year license suspension.
The point, though, is that the driver was trying to make a fool of the officer, and ended up making a fool of himself. Another demonstration that alcohol promotes bad judgment, which is why you’re not safe behind the wheel. And incidentally, it illustrates one more method of how not to beat a breathalyzer.
In China, as in other countries, if you drink and drive, you’ll blow it eventually.
Your Hump Day Recess: Every Wednesday LifeSafer brings you something a little different, related to the worlds of road safety, to ease your progress over Hump Day and through the week.
Previous Hump Days: a German Ignition Interlock spoof from 1960, our Top 10 Worst Crash Tests, a different kind of Anti-DUI message, Budweiser’s dogged anti-DUI campaign, How Not to Dodge a Parking Ticket, the world’s worst traffic jams, a dramatic buzzed driving PSA , an offbeat ad from New Zealand, Vince and Larry, our favorite crash test dummies, some excellent Soviet anti-drunk-driving posters, a lesson on how buzzed driving can ruin your love life, South Australia to Drunk Drivers: Grow Up!, a woman calls 911 to report herself for DUI, Felix the Cat and Drunk Driving, DUIs who crash vintage cars – (ouch!), Woman Unwittingly Creates Self-Driving Car, A Brilliant PSA from Australia, a Road Safety Message in a Vodka Bottle, a PSA about binge drinking that is decidedly “meh,” Drunk Driver Crashes $4 Million Car, Drunk Driving in 1910, a Superb New Think! PSA from the UK,Drunk Driving in 1955: New Breath Test Technology Will Save the Day!, the Best Animated Gifs About Drunk Driving, Angle Parking: A Surreal DUI Stop Photo, a Hertz Advertisement that Could Have Used Another Set of Eyes, a Laugh Out Loud Anti-Drunk Driving Ad, and How to Beat a Breathalyzer with Peanut Butter … Not!