This article extract below is from the Daily Mail 18/10/08
Drivers to be given random breath tests and lose right to a second chance
Higher numbers of motorists are set to be convicted of drink-driving thanks to a new and more accurate roadside breathalyser being introduced in the UK.
New police powers to tackle drink-driving will see more people being breathalysed at random and those just over the limit denied the right to a second blood test, it has been reported.
The Government plans to put new roadside mobile breathalysers – which give a more accurate reading – in all patrol cars from next year, eliminating the need for police to take a motorist to the station for a further test.
It means that those just over the limit could end up facing drink-driving charges because the test effectively closes a loophole which allows hundreds of drivers to escape conviction.