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Q: What is an 'Ext Std Check'? It was listed at .075

We were pulled over for drivers side break light being out. Pulled into the gas station and my boyfriend was given a sobriety test which he passed with flying colors. Then they gave him the breathalyzer and he blew a, .097, and was taken to jail. He had quit drinking hours before we left. So it was continuously going down. Then is shows a EXT Std Check at .075". We aren't sure what that is.

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Brian Leininger
Brian Leininger
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: The Intoxilyzer 9000 breath test machine has a gas canister attached to it. The gas in the canister is certified to test at .08. The external standard check is when the machine tests the gas to attempt to make sure the machine is working properly. If it tests the gas anywhere from .075 to .085 that is considered to be close enough for government work. The subject test on the same sheet is your boyfriend's test.

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