drunkometer

drunkometer

(drʌŋˈkɒmɪtə)
n
US a device for measuring how much alcohol there is on someone's breath
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drunk•om•e•ter

(drʌŋˈkɒm ɪ tər, ˈdrʌŋ kəˌmi tər)

n.
a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in a person's breath to determine the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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drunkometer

a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in the blood-stream, usually from the breath. Also called breathalyzer.
See also: Instruments
a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream, usually from the breath. Also called breathalyzer.
See also: Alcohol
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Translations

drunkometer

[drʌŋˈkɒmɪtəʳ] n (Am) → alcoltest m inv
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Before Robert Borkenstein invented the breathalyzer in 1954, and even before Rolla Harger invented the Drunkometer in 1938, W.D.
1938: Dr R N Harger's "Drunkometer" was officially used to breathalyse drivers by the Indianapolis Police Department.
1938: Dr RN Harger's "Drunkometer" was officially used to breathalyse drivers by the Indianapolis Police Department.
| 1938: Dr R N Harger's"Drunkometer"was officially used to breathalyse drivers by the Indianapolis Police Department.
"In the first 12 months alone, there were 1000 fewer deaths and 11,000 fewer serious injuries on the roads -- proving that the use of the 'drunkometer' was both necessary and justified".
Yet there was fierce resistence to the breathalyser, which was dubbed the "drunkometer".
The first alcohol breath test, the Drunkometer, was introduced in 1938 and was bigger than a shoebox.
He describes the first research on drunk driving in the 1930s, the influence of increased driving with the growth of the suburbs and highways in the 1950s and 1960s, the introduction of the Drunkometer and Breathalyzer, activist groups like Students Against Drunk Driving and the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, Ronald Reagan's creation of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving, continued scientific research, stories of drunk driving today, and problems preventing and punishing the behavior.
For the record, it was invented by a Dr R Hargen, who called it the Drunkometer.
1938: The first breathalyser, known as a drunkometer, was used in Indianapolis
If you miss, you must drink from your glass thus making your drunkometer rise.
"In the first 12 months alone, there were 1,000 fewer deaths and 11,000 fewer serious injuries on the roads - proving that the use of the 'drunkometer' was both necessary and justified".