Windsor Star

B.C. police recall breathalyz­ers


VANCOUVER B.C. police forces announced Friday they are recalling 2,200 roadside breathalyz­er devices to have them adjusted after lab tests suggested they might be giving false readings.

Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham told a Vancouver news conference that recent RCMP lab tests found a small “margin of error” in the current devices.

As a result, the devices will be re-calibrated from .05 — the current blood-alcohol standard for roadside suspension­s in British Columbia — to .06.

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