I recently attended a seminar on the breath alcohol test machine used in Nashville DUI cases.Tennessee uses the EC/IR II breath test machine manufactured by Intoximeters. The Tennessee breath test machine uses fuel cell technology to detect alcohol.Fuel cells are nonspecific and it is only a presumption that the alcohol measured is ethanol.

The machine will read Ketones as ethanol and give a false reading. Ketones are toxic and the body eliminates them by  breath or urine.

What are sources of Ketosis ?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Euglycemic Ketosis
  3. Starvation
  4. High protein Diets

Those that have been diagnosed as diabetics may have a defense to breath test results in Nashville drunk driving cases.