FIELD PERFORMANCE OF THE INTOXILYZER 5000: A COMPARISON OF BLOOD- AND BREATH-ALCOHOL RESULTS IN WISCONSIN DRIVERS

Intoxilyzer (Trademark) 5000 and blood-alcohol results from drivers arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and for related offenses were compared during a two-year period. Three hundred and ninety-five pairs of results were studied. The breath- and blood-alcohol specimens in this study were collected within 1 hr of each other. The mean blood-alcohol concentration obtained was 0.180 g/dL, with a range from zero to 0.338 g/dL. By comparison, the mean Intoxilyzer 5000 result was 0.16 g/210 L with a range from zero to 0.32 g/210 L. Compared with the blood-alcohol result, Intoxilyzer 5000 results were lower by more than 0.01 g/210 L 67% of the time, within 0.01 g/210 L 31% of the time, and higher by more than 0.01 g/210 L 2% of the time.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
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  • Authors:
    • Harding, P M
    • Laessig, R H
    • Field, P H
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00721553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 052
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1996 12:00AM