English version

breath test

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
breath testˈbreath ˌtest noun [countable] British English  SCa test in which the police make a car driver breathe into a special bag to see if he or she has drunk too much alcoholbreathalyze
Examples from the Corpus
breath testPolice stopped Kelly, of Chelmsford, and a breath test showed him to be more than twice the legal alcohol limit.Instead he admitted lesser motoring offences including drink-driving, failing to give a breath test and not stopping after an accident.A charge of refusing to give a breath test was dismissed.Police kept her locked up in a cell until she gave a negative breath test and was deemed fit to leave.Mr Warren was arrested in Mayfair, London, in May 1990 after a roadside breath test proved positive.Police said the driver, who lives nearby with his grandmother, had failed a roadside breath test.Pritchard failed a roadside breath test which recorded 151 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.In healthy volunteers, H pylori state was determined by the C urea breath test.
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