A study claims that a Swedish breathalyser detects illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine on motorists, reports U.S. News.
As accurate as blood and urine tests
In a study published in the Journal of Breath Research, Olof Beck of Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, claimed that the Swedish breathalyser detected drugs on the breath of 47 patients at a drug addiction emergency clinic, correctly detecting them in 87 per cent of the cases, which Beck says is as accurate as standard blood and urine tests.
There are laws against driving under the influence of drugs, but most, if not all available breathalysers today can only detect alcohol, not any other illegal drug. With this tool, police will be able to intercept drivers, who are not only drunk, but are high on drugs to get them off the road.
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