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Police Caution Against Using Smartphone Apps to Avoid DUI

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In recent months, a slew of smartphone apps have hit the market promising to help users determine whether they’re over the legal drinking limit. Some are free. Others are paid. Most work by using gender, height, weight and the amount of alcohol consumed to come up with an estimated blood alcohol level.

However, law enforcement officers caution users against relying on the apps too heavily. Little research has been done as to accuracy. Even those utilizing expensive breathalyzer attachments – that claim to be as good as police-grade equipment – may be inaccurate.

Bottom line, police say it’s never safe to drink and drive. Officer Hank Perry with the Huntsville Police Department’s DUI Task Force advises, “if you’re going to be partying, just stay where you’re at. ┬áIf you can’t stay where you’re at, have a designated driver.”



  • preacher

    Alcohol is a equal opportunity Destroyer! You Booze U Looze. DUI = Dying under the Influence! Proverbs Chapter 20, Please read. Amen…

    • Ralph Ralpherson

      Wow, sounds like someone didn’t read the bible. You do know that wine is alcohol right and that Jesus turned water into wine, and that wine symbolizes the blood. Its ok to not like alcohol, just don’t use the bible to defend your beliefs. Its a little hypocritical.

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