Definition of intoximeter in English:

intoximeter

Line breaks: in¦toxi|meter
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɒksɪmiːtə
 
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noun

  • A non-portable instrument for measuring the alcohol content of a person’s breath, especially in cases of suspected drunken driving, usually sited at a police station.
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    • He was arrested and at Cheltenham Police station he gave a breath alcohol sample on the intoximeter which produced a reading of 87 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
    • There was no independent analysis of a breath sample taken by an intoximeter, and as such the read-out was ‘irrebuttable’.
    • The judge's concern related to the absence of an independent means of verification of the intoximeter.

Origin

1950s: from intoxication (see intoxicate) + -meter.

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