In a law enforcement training manual that is recognized by police officers across the United States, entitled DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (HS 178 R8/06), which is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), provides this definition and warning to police officers about Residual Mouth Alcohol, when using Roadside Preliminary Breath Testing (PBTs) devices:
Q. WILL THIS PRODUCT PREVENT ME FROM BECOMING INTOXICATED SPEED UP OR SLOW THE PROCESS DOWN, AFTER DRINKING ALCOHOL?
A. NO! Breathalyzer Equalizer ONLY absorbs residual mouth alcohol and does NOT cause, prevent or reduce intoxication. If you ever feel the least bit intoxicated, DON’T DRIVE! Get a cab or call a sober friend to come get you! This product was specifically designed ONLY for responsible drinking adults, who are NOT intoxicated. Remember, if you feel the effects of alcohol AT ALL, you are intoxicated and DO NOT need to be driving!
NOTE: Keep in mind, that you can still be arrested for DUI, even if you blow UNDER your state’s legal limit! Most states have a “Less-safe” or similar charge for drivers that are not over the legal limit, but have shown that they are less-safe to be driving, after consuming alcohol.