The Current Article:
Breath Testing after a Pandemic, Part 2...
This is Part 2 of a now three-part inquiry. We will continue to add articles as new information comes to light.
This article discusses the current understanding of the neurological effects of surviving COVID. Our next article will discuss the implications of the medical effects of COVID-19 on alcohol related investigations, including breath alcohol testing, blood alcohol and drug testing, and Field Sobriety examinations (SFSTs).
Will there be long-term neurological impairment that will lead to an inability to perform Field Sobriety Testing? Will long-term lung damage make your client more unlikely to be able to provide a breath sample? Will increased levels of diabetes make your client's breath test results unreliable?
These are serious questions with serious implications.