Approval of the Alcotest 7000
On December 12, 2022 The Attorney General of Canada made an Order Amending the Approved Screening Devices Order. The amendment approves the Alcotest 7000 as an “approved screening device” for the purposes of the Criminal Code. The approval of the Alcotest 7000 increases the number of approved screening devices available to police departments.
Note that any device used by Canadian police in an impaired driving investigation must have been first approved by the Attorney General of Canada. The approval of such breath-testing equipment is based on the advice from the Alcohol Test Committee (ATC) of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.
The ATC consists of ten members, all of whom are experienced forensic alcohol scientists. The ATC advises the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on scientific matters relating to alcohol breath-testing and alcohol-impaired driving.
The Dräger Alcotest 7000 sets new standards in alcohol test devices, including a wider temperature and measuring range, low maintenance requirements and various networking options. The device can perform alcohol tests via a mouthpiece and/or a funnel. For more information see the Dräger Alcotest 7000 manual here.
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