The Problem with Handheld Breathalyzer Tests
Although a handheld breath test, also known as a portable breath test, is admissible in other states, it is not admissible at trial in Mass.
And the reason is it is simply not an accurate test.
It is a tiny machine kept in trunk of a car and subject to dust, extreme vibration and wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
If you've failed a handheld breath test, do not despair, it cannot
be used against you at trial.
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