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Most of us have run across a coin-operated breath test machine in a bar, and store-bought or mail-order breath tests are nothing new. Well, here is one for your smartphone. 2045Tech, an Italian company will soon release a personal alcohol breath test machine, with accompanying app, that plugs into the audio jack of your cell phone.
The device, called "Floome," gives a blood alcohol reading and, if it's too high, estimates how long it will be before you can drive. And if you feel like sharing how drunk you got last night, you can post your breathalyzer results on various social media accounts. It is scheduled to release in the fall.
Is this a fool-proof plan against getting charged with DUI? No.
Is it accurate? Tech2045 says so, but I would submit that no breath machine on the market, whether sold to the public or to law enforcement, is accurate enough for DUI detection purposes. That's not to say it cannot be used as a general guage of intoxication.
Will you see four guys passing it around in a bar to see who is the drunkest? Quite possibly.