|Quoting Navigator (Reply 3):|
No no, he had 1,0 promille in his blood!!! He was drunk
The article was saying he failed a breathalyser test, the breathalyser test is used to produce an equivalent BAC, it cannot measure BAC directly.
Most places around the world, the handheld devices are used to as an indication, people who fail that test normally undergo secondary testing with a device which is suitable for submission to a court.
It is possible to fail an initial breathalyser test, and upon further investigation with secondary screening found not to be over the limit. I have seen this a number of times on this Australian TV
People for example on high protein diets have failed initial breathalyser screening with zero actual BAC, from memory this happened to an EK
pilot departing MAN
. The failure of the initial test made the news, when he was cleared with zero BAC, it did not make the news.
My point being, if a pilot fails an initial breathalyser test, it is appropriate for them to be stood down immediately and undergo secondary screening. It is however inappropriate in my view to characterise someone as being drunk based upon a handheld breathalyser screening test when a court would normally require a more accurate device.
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