Can breathalyzer drop from 1.6 to .80 in two hours after being arrested? 6 Answers as of March 19, 2014

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Not normally.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/19/2014
Law Office of Edward J. Blum
Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
No. It can't. The average elimination rate is .015 per hour. That means in 2 hours you'd expect to see a .03 drop
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/17/2014
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Possible, yes. Every person's body absorbs alcohol differently.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/17/2014
The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
It shouldn't. Alcohol eliminates at about 0.01 per hour.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 3/17/2014
Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
This is a question best posed to an expert retained by your attorney. As a practical matter you are asking a question that has no answer, if you blew a 1.6 you should be dead, more likely you blew a .16 and then later a .08, assuming this is the case your rate of elimination would have to be .04 per hour, I don't think there is any literature supporting that rate of elimination. Again, you should consult with your attorney and ask the experts he/she normally works with but it is extremely unlikely.just like the 1.6 and .80 numbers you blew in the breathalyzer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/17/2014
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