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.
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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.