FAQ


+What is the Irish penalty for drink driving

-As of October 26th 2018, Drivers detected by a member of An Garda Síochána with between 50 milligrams and 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of urine, or 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath, will be disqualified from holding a driving licence for a period of 3 months and receive a fine of €200.

+How long do I have to wait after having a drink before taking a test?

-It is important that you wait at least 15 minutes after consuming alcohol before take a test. If you are unsure, rinse your mouth with water before taking the test, as residual mouth alcohol may affect the test results.

+Are there other factors that can affect a breath alcohol test results?

-Time - the body may not have absorbed all of the alcohol consumed yet. It can take up to one hour for alcohol to enter the blood. Some medications and mouthwash contain alcohol and may produce false positives. Don't use any of these products for 15 minutes before testing, and rinse your mouth out with water.

+Is it important to change the mouthpiece after every test?

-It is recommended that you change the mouthpiece for hygienic reasons. 

+Is Breathalyse Me reusable?

-Yes, all Breathalyse Me products come with 4-5 mouth pieces that can be washed and reused.