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February 24, 2019
Police Say Hot Cross Bun’s Fermenting Sugars Can Actually Register Positive Breath Test
Police have confirmed to drivers in WA that certain foods may cause them to register positive on a passive roadside alcometer test.
Your favourite easter treat may just cause a positive reading because the yeast in the hot cross buns can ferment its various sugars enough to register positive.
This does not mean that the driver will be over the limit, following further breath analysis procedures, police said. Pilbara truck driver Heather Jones recently warned that she blew 0.018 after eating a mouthful of hot cross bun and her video went viral.The legal limit for professional drivers such as truck drivers is 0.02.
This interest led Inspector Alison Brennan of Hume Police District to confirm that foods and substances other than alcoholic drink could register on the passive roadside breath test device.
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