Blow Before You Go: Test Your BAC At Local Bar

For just $1, bar patrons can test their blood alcohol levels before getting behind the wheel.

Many are planning to hit the bars on Super Bowl Sunday as the Broncos try to bring home a win.

One bar owner is trying something a little different in hopes of creating a safer environment and deterring people from driving home drunk.

Some would say there's no real way to know your blood alcohol level after you've had a few to drink, but Brick's Bar and Grill owner hopes to change that. He's mounted a breathalyzer test to the wall of his bar.

"It offers a service that Colorado Springs could really benefit from," Kevin Howard told 11 News.

With just a dollar, you can use the "Boozalater 3001" to get your blood alcohol level accurate within .005 percent before you head home.

A man at the bar showed 11 News how it works.

"An easy $1 payment into the machine and there [demonstrates] you press down the lever and it will dispense a straw. It will countdown from five down to zero and then you blow for a few seconds and it'll give you an accurate result."

Bargoers can use it to decide whether to drive home or call for a ride, keeping the person behind the wheel and those on the street safe. Howard says the benefits are worth giving this product a try.

"We might see someone that we think might have had a little bit too much, maybe they're being a little difficult about it. Throw them a dollar and say, 'Hey, give it a try.'"

One other bar in Fountain has this machine. There is no cost to bar owners to get the machine; they actually get a percentage of profits made.



 
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