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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of breathalyse, an alternative spelling of breathalyze.


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  • Researchers interviewed and 'breathalysed' revellers, finding that one in ten intended to drink more than 40 units by home time, with those using extended licensing hours having the most extreme alcoholic intentions.


  • First comment on the CAD when the POLACC was called in: “Ensure all the officers are breathalysed”.

    Police Complaints – The Shocking Truth! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Having breathalysed, with consent, people in my clinic (I am a consultant occupational physician) who smell of alcohol, it is surprising how often an odour translates to someone three or four times over the limit and with untreated alcohol dependence.

    Dear Jeremy

  • The Times reports that: Drivers will be breathalysed at random and those close to the limit will stand a much greater chance of being convicted under plans to give police new powers to tackle drink-driving.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Anyone who has passed their driving test within the previous five years should not be allowed to have more than 20mg of alcohol in their system if they are breathalysed, they add.

    New alcohol restrictions needed, say emergency doctors

  • Following several tipsy episodes, politicians may now be breathalysed before they cast their ballots.

    Food and Drink

  • And almost two-thirds of Scots believe that all drivers stopped by the police for any offence should automatically be breathalysed.

    Congestion Solving

  • Sir - I was stopped and breathalysed three times in the same place in less than a fortnight this year.

    A question of attitude

  • I thought he was absconding again, but he ran to the hated "pigs" and said that I was carefully doing my job when this lunatic driver hit me .... he should be breathalysed.


  • According to the mighty Littlejohn, Tony Martin was leaving a pub when he was stopped and breathalysed by two officers who had been waiting for him 'following a tip-off'.

    Archive 2004-01-11


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