Inaccurate Breathalyzers | The Daily Show


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  • K Sta
    K Sta  2 days back

    Is it really true, that American police tells you to say the ABC backwards? I laughed out loud because I thought that's a joke ☺🤔

    • diego romero
      diego romero  2 days back

      Still angry about your coverage of Bolivia.

      • Keith Ng
        Keith Ng  3 days back

        What if you DON'T have an ex?

        • Robin
          Robin  3 days back

          oh wao
          in germany when the breathalyzer is positive we just issue a blood test

          • Karen Smith
            Karen Smith  3 days back

            Jokes on you, I don't have any exes

            • Emily Speck
              Emily Speck  4 days back

              Officer: Can you say your alphabet backwards for me
              Me: uh, okay....z, y, x, w..........*under breath* abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv....V ITS V

              • X Wolf Gamer
                X Wolf Gamer  4 days back

                Second best joke ever 1:43.

                • Doug D
                  Doug D  4 days back

                  That Liz though... 😍

                  • neosapiens
                    neosapiens  4 days back

                    *~~~To rhyme ~~~~*

                    *~~~To memorize~~~*
                    Zebras yeet xylophones while very ugly thots seek rich, quiet partners.

                    Our nice mama likes "Killuninati" joints.

                    In Hayward gangs, free Ecuadorian dope can be attained.


                    • Lelynn Miller
                      Lelynn Miller  5 days back

                      *i know the ABC's backwards!!* (I REALLY DO) i can do that sh!t really fast too & i can even sing them backwards. 🎶🎵 (no sarcasm) 👌😁👍 & when i say "i can say them FAST," i'm talkin PRETTY-DAM-FAST! 🏎🏁 (the proof is in the pudding/#HiddenTalentBackwardsABCs)

                      • Joe Dohm
                        Joe Dohm  5 days back

                        Saying the alphabet backwards is easy, just channel MIssy Elliott.

                        • John Doe
                          John Doe  5 days back

                          Im currently facing charges for 2 dwi's and I agree with the sobriety test thing on one of them it was straight bull shit I did drink some beer but i wasnt drunk and I was so tired from a 12 hr shift at work that I couldn't do them and he didn't bother taking my breath he just took me to jail I hope to get it dropped and the other I cant lie I was drunk.

                          • POVgames
                            POVgames  5 days back

                            police just want their good boy star for the day so they can go home, it’s a job that encourages lies and corruption

                            • Michael Soto
                              Michael Soto  5 days back

                              I once chugged a beer and then passed a breathalyzer test twice only like 5 minutes later. Let me add I was under age at the time so I had to blow zeroes to pass.

                              • Doran Martell
                                Doran Martell  5 days back

                                "Say the alphabet backwards"
                                "Sure thing officer. Right after you"

                                • Jordan Noel
                                  Jordan Noel  5 days back

                                  Things like this are why I'm terrified of the cops. I'm epileptic, and sometimes I have seizures where I'm walking around, and talking, and interacting with my environment, but I'm unconscious. I'm not in control of my body. I'm not able to speak coherently, I have no coordination so I'm stumbling around saying nonsense things, and occasionally I get violent. Another thing about this is because I'm unconscious, I can't follow instructions. Doctors have a hard time recognizing these seizures. One of my anti seizure meds is classified as a narcotic, and another one can cause a false positive for benzodiazepines. That happened to me once and treated me as an overdose. By the time they considered it may have been a seizure, I'd been seizing for 26 hours and didn't know my own name. Those are the doctors. If I'm running around throwing lawn chairs or whatever, I could be up to my eyeballs in medical ID bracelets, but cops aren't going to think about epilepsy and I'm completely fucked

                                  • Agent Fungus
                                    Agent Fungus  6 days back

                                    Retired cop here. Worked 20 years third shift. While demonstrating field sobriety tests, I struggled holding my leg out in front of me for 10 seconds while living off of 3 hours of sleep within 24 hours. The horizontal gaze nystagmus test was always the proof.

                                    • Captain Bigot
                                      Captain Bigot  6 days back

                                      Breathalyzers cannot be used in a court of law. All they are, are indicators. Trust me. I know for a fact.

                                      • St0rm Ranger
                                        St0rm Ranger  6 days back

                                        How convenient for the highway robbers who profit from this...

                                        • Wise Wolf
                                          Wise Wolf  6 days back

                                          "Say the alphabet backwards"

                                          "I'm sober, not a linguistics prodigy"

                                          • John Cordova
                                            John Cordova  6 days back

                                            Can't say the alphabet backwards, my how you failed the American education system!

                                            • John Cordova
                                              John Cordova  6 days back

                                              How many alcoholics will bash? I am still amazed at how many people will pour this shit down their throats. Or how many still defend drinking and drinking.

                                              • Video Stop
                                                Video Stop  6 days back

                                                Gotta get more people in those jails. More money!

                                                • an opinion
                                                  an opinion  6 days back

                                                  Im trying to find someone in comments who really backward the video and see what trevor had hide for us!

                                                  • Shawty Fyne
                                                    Shawty Fyne  6 days back

                                                    Imagine you're in court someday and they bring up something you posted on an YouTube video

                                                    • Jennifer Coleman
                                                      Jennifer Coleman  6 days back

                                                      I can't walk the line or do the alphabet backwards or count backwards. I only got pulled over once and got that test. Hadn't been drinking AT ALL. I don't like drunk drivers. I've hardly ever drank. I had to convince the officer I have no balence and I have short term memory. He let me off. I was having issues with panic disorder that night.

                                                      • Tragoudistros.MPH
                                                        Tragoudistros.MPH  6 days back

                                                        If you want a free drink, tell the officer that you've never had an ex! They'll buy you a pitty drink!

                                                        • abdulaziz yalahow
                                                          abdulaziz yalahow  6 days back

                                                          Hahahaha I like that Alphabet shoutouts Missy Elliot song nice 👍 try Trevor Noah interesting lol 😂

                                                          • Ibsen Roger
                                                            Ibsen Roger  6 days back

                                                            More importantly, who is Liz?

                                                            A: ah... I haven't heard this name in so many years...
                                                            'lighting up a cigarette'

                                                            • Big Tuna
                                                              Big Tuna  7 days back

                                                              My Cobas 6000 will spit out a remarkably accurate serum ethanol concentration dont you worry

                                                              • Jacob Byrd
                                                                Jacob Byrd  7 days back

                                                                Oh godamn it I just did that shit at the end the other day.

                                                                • Nci Sept
                                                                  Nci Sept  7 days back

                                                                  Which is why an alcohol level confirmatory test (blood test) is needed.

                                                                  • Orang3 Monkey
                                                                    Orang3 Monkey  7 days back

                                                                    A friend of mine was killed by a drunk driver, she was 19. So she's dead, her family is still fucked up from losing their daughter, sister and aunt. Meanwhile, the drunk driver that killed her is still able to experience Christmas, Thanksgiving and all the other things in life that my friend and her family aren't able to. ALL DRUNK DRIVERS SHOULD BE SHOT IN THE HEAD.

                                                                    • Mike taerte
                                                                      Mike taerte  7 days back

                                                                      ı dont want road under drunk drivers tho. and u know why

                                                                      • AvocadoLord
                                                                        AvocadoLord  1 weeks back

                                                                        Das boot

                                                                        • Dee Cohen
                                                                          Dee Cohen  1 weeks back

                                                                          Yep. I got a bullshit dui from a bullshit Sheriff 5 years ago. And the bullshit lawyer that we hired promised that he was going to do do diligence to make sure that the equipment was up to code and accurate but the lazy piece of shit didn’t do it and still took thousands of dollars from us and there’s no way in hell that that breathalyzer was correct or I would’ve been dead from alcohol poisoning if I actually had consumed as much as that bullshit breathalyzer said that I did. But nobody fucking cares it’s all about money the court wanted money DMV wanted money the lawyer wanted money nobody fucking cares the lawyer didn’t even do his due fucking diligence I should sue the fucking lawyer for malpractice I’m not even gonna watch anymore of this because it makes me so fucking angry that I spent so much money when I know 100% that the breathalyzer test that was given to me was bogus and bullshit not to mention that the fucking sheriff put me in the front seat of a car handcuffed without a seatbelt on in the middle of January in a snowstorm and nobody had any problem with that even though our seatbelts a fucking law in NY?!?!?!?

                                                                          • Eric Highsmith
                                                                            Eric Highsmith  1 weeks back

                                                                            Wait a minute, I’ve always heard ‘breathalyzers are not admissible in court’ from watching too many LivePD episodes. So when he said 30,000 judges had to throw out the breathalyzer results had me confused 🤷‍♂️ can anyone help me understand?

                                                                            • J L
                                                                              J L  1 weeks back


                                                                              • Imon2udude
                                                                                Imon2udude  1 weeks back

                                                                                John Stewart was a flaming Libtard but at least he was actually funny. Noah is as funny as bleeding hemorrhoids. All his jokes bomb. It’s amazing to me such a no talent bum still has a job.

                                                                                • Deidre Green
                                                                                  Deidre Green  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Yeah he's that nice and amazing!! He does whatever they tell him and he's still kind to others!!!! He's nice and strong. He's acts like a KING!!! THATS WHY I RESPECT HIM!!

                                                                                  • karlwashere123
                                                                                    karlwashere123  1 weeks back

                                                                                    It basically comes down to the discretion of the officer. And it's pretty widely known in my town that if an officer tests a substance for drugs 100% of the time it comes back positive. Those little blue pouches will go off on Krispy Kreme glaze and say it's meth. In America it comes down to just avoiding officers at all cost. They don't care about the law they just throw everything at the wall and hope it sticks.

                                                                                    • moinmoin
                                                                                      moinmoin  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Over here police only uses these devices for a quick check and if it shows something you go to the police station and a doctor will take a blood sample to confirm the results. Is a breathalyzer test enough to get a DUI in the US?

                                                                                      • x omega
                                                                                        x omega  1 weeks back

                                                                                        You should see the machines we use I'm just going to be fair in saying that we have no clue what any of it is we just now push this button and have them excel in here and this thing should be spinning

                                                                                        • Mary Maslayak
                                                                                          Mary Maslayak  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Breathalyzers will show positive if you just had a mint. I used mints or mouthwash when I taught employees how to use them. Positive every time. Blood tests for me too and at a hospital. No angry cop is going to draw blood from me ( in some states they can and like I trust them.). I have inner ear problems and if I even close my eyes while standing I fall over so I would refuse to even try those other tests.

                                                                                          • Gavin Glenn
                                                                                            Gavin Glenn  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Fun fact: my sister's vocal warm up in choir was to sing the alphabet backwards. She still to this day can, and wishes for a cop to try and test her.

                                                                                            • Bob Green
                                                                                              Bob Green  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Idk why it took a whole efficiency test for humans to realize your breath and your blood have different different chemical compositions. Like right after a swig it's heavy on your breath and probably not in your blood. But if you took 6 shots and hour ago, ate smoke chewed gum whatever. Those 6 shots are more in your system than a breathalyzer could possibly recognize. Besides DUIs on pills will never showuo through breath.

                                                                                              • Lori Morse
                                                                                                Lori Morse  1 weeks back

                                                                                                lol TN you rule!!

                                                                                                • Dee S
                                                                                                  Dee S  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  They come up with every which way they can do they can arrest you! So they can make money off you. And every city has a CONTRACT with the TOW TRUCk company, that’s why every time they pull you over, they always find a reason to arrest you, so that the tow truck people can make money towing your car. And in return the city make money from the tow truck company. The police are not there to protect and serve the citizens, they’re there to steal your money! And throw you in jail at the same time.