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Saturday, December 01, 2007

You may have already seen one of these...

If you live in MX City. Bonsoir, mes chers lecteurs, comment ça va?

I recently came across an Alcoholimeter Checkpoint (that's what we call breathalyzers here, Alcoholimeter) and the police officers there were kind enough to let me snap this photo of it.

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The breathalyzer is an Intoxilyzer® 400 Made by CMI Inc. Breathalyzers are not 100% accurate and might produce abnormally low or high alcohol counts given a situation. Here in Mexico, if you believe you have been detained unjustly due to a wrong B-Alyzer test, you can request a blood test, which the state must provide. Also, so you know, onion, mouthwash or breathmints can fool a person but not one of these, before you try anything funny. Oh, mind you, the checkpoints have a towing truck readily available, so if you don't pass the test, I do believe your vehicle gets towed, so to add insult to injury, you would have to go get it an pay an extra fine too.

Rêves Doux, chers lecteurs!

3 comments:

Imperatrix Noctis said...

Adding insult to injury? What are you doing driving drunk anyway?
Would you rather pay medical expenses and/or funeral services?

And... don't you think the Alcoholimeter looks like it was stolen from a Sci-fi flick from the 60's? =P

Xema said...

Oh x Dios! Una vez me detuvieron en insurgentes para revisar si no iba tomado... Y sí, había tomado, pero la doctora que se asomó a verificar creo que no se dio cuenta jijiji! Tuve suerte que no desconfiaran de mí y usaran el aparatito! =D

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