Drivers can take a breathalyser
test to see if they are over the limit before starting their car.
That is less than the much smaller Northamptonshire Police force, which has 400 breathalysers
, issued personally to all of its frontline cops.
If the technology is shown to be reliable and accurate, cancer breathalysers
could become common sight in GP surgeries.
Police said the car driver was asked to do a breathalyser
test because she appeared to be under the influence but she refused.
He said this was in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which would ensure the provision of breathalysers
to enable the corps run a pilot scheme on its patrol teams within Kaduna State Command, Lagos state Command and River State Command.
The policewoman was asked by her co-worker to handcuff the 24-year-old Moroccan pedicurist, who had been apprehended for consuming alcohol, and to take her for a breathalyser
test in another place in February.
Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com said: " The new breathalyser
technology is a positive step towards clamping down on drink-driving and will enable police to have more concrete on-the-spot evidence to charge drivers who are over the legal alcohol limit.
Police are to get new hi-tec breathalysers
to give instant roadside drink-drive readings that can be used in court.
They have started selling alcohol breathalysers
! Yes, really.
Officers said the Esso petrol station on Cathedral Road and the Lifestyle Express store on Cowbridge Road East are now using the breathalysers
as part of Operation Ash.
Officers said the Esso petrol station in Cathedral Road and the Lifestyle store in Cowbridge Road East were now using the breathalysers
as part of Operation Purple Ash.
Hunter Abbott, adviser to the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and Managing Director of breathalyser
firm AlcoSense Laboratories, says: "It seems remarkable now that the new law was greeted with outrage in some quarters.