Police probe 'anti-breathalyser' toffee
- Published: 21/02/2013 at 05:54 PM
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Police are checking the claim by a private company which has advertised that its popular "KisLip" candy can help drunk drivers pass a breathalyser test because it has properties to reduce 70% of the blood alcohol content in a drinker’s body.
Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Worasak Nopsithiporn, who oversees city traffic, revealed on Thursday that he had instructed Pol Maj Gen Piya Tawichai, chief of the Police Traffic Division, to coordinate with medical experts and concerned agencies to verify the company’s advertising claim.
The producer of KisLip, which has grabbed widespread attention from motorists and created an internet buzz, said the product had been certified by physicians and the Food and Drug Administration, according to earlier media reports.
Pol Maj Gen Worasak refused to comment on the KisLip producer’s bold advertisement, saying he did not want to intervene in the merchandise’s rights. However, he insisted that police breathalysers were of a high quality and suggested motorists do not drink and go over the legal alcohol limit for their and others’ safety.
He said alcohol testing equipment used by law enforcement agencies was scientifically certified and gave accurate and credible results.
“Officers have seen almost all tactics used by those who drink and drive and try to beat the breath alcohol testing equipment. Whether they try to delay and drink a lot of water before starting to blow [into a breathalyser]. Some try to chew chewing gum, drink yoghurt drinks or even use mouthwash.
“None of them [who had a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit] have passed the test,” the officer said.
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