What Is an Alco Sensor?

Clients who have been charged with a DUI in Connecticut often ask, “What is an Alco Sensor?” Watch this video to learn more information.

Question:

What is an Alco Sensor?

Answer:

What Is an Alco Sensor?In Connecticut, the Alco-Sensor used is called the Dräger Machine. They are calibrated regularly, but the laws have changed as to how often they need to be calibrated. When you take a breathalyzer, what you are showing is what your blood alcohol content is in your body. These tests are not 100% accurate, unlike blood tests, which are the only 100% accurate test for blood alcohol content.

Connecticut has a law on the books that says, if you are stopped and asked to take a breathalyzer, you’re required to do it. If you do not take the breathalyzer, chances are you will have the interlock device in your car for twice the amount of time that you would have had you taken the breathalyzer. If you have any questions about this, you can call my office. I will be happy to speak with you.


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