How accurate are consumer breathalysers?

An advert for the AlcoSense Elite breathalyser in the Telegraph Shop section in Motoring states "Four pints of beer in the evening could put you over the limit until 11am.” Where can this super mega-strength ale be purchased?

Asked on 16 June 2012 by MH, Oxford

Answered by Honest John
To explain, I've got an AlcoSense and I had an emergency rescue mission at 3am after drinking a bottle of wine the evening before. I checked myself. Passed. International Rescue accomplished. But we all have different metabolic rates (and different livers) and some of us process the alcohol much faster than others.
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