EVALUATIION OF EVIDENTIAL BREATH AND BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST RESULTS FROM INTOXICATED DRIVERS IN PALMERSTON NORTH (NEW ZEALAND). ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH COUNCIL, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND SEMINAR PAPERS, VOLUME 2. ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY SEMINAR 14-16 SEPTEMBER 1988

A large poportion of apprehended New Zealand Drivers are under the influence of alcohol. Prosecution records were studied for information on 823 intoxicated drivers. Findings include the following: (a) the mean evidential breath test alcohol level was 650 mu mol/l and the mean blood alcohol level, 166 mg/100ml; (b) the mean age for breath testing alone was 30 years with 55% below 30 years and when combinded with blood sampling, it was 28 years; (c) correlation between breath testing and blood sampling indicated that a breath test of 500 mu mol/l or more, in all cases, had a blood alcohol level greater than 80 mg/ml; (9) the female to male ratio was 1:19; (e) 275 of the intoxicated drivers were detected by random checking.

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, G J
    • Voolmant, T
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00492163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-444-70407-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM