Breath and Blood Alcohol Testing and COVID-19: Health Concerns

In Texas, blood drawn after a DWI arrest must be done in a “sanitary place.” Often blood is drawn in a room at the jail. Is a jail a sanitary place during this COVID-19 crisis when we know how long the virus can survive on surfaces?


Breath and Blood Alcohol Testing and COVID-19 Health ConcernsWhat about a breath test? Breath tests are also administered in jail and involve putting your mouth on a mouthpiece that has been touched by the person administering the test. Are there safety concerns? Is this a sanitary test?

One of the world’s leading breath testing experts, Jan Semenoff, discusses this issue in the latest episode of Driving Law podcast.

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