Myth: You can fool a breathalyser test with mouthwash or a mint

By Jonathan van Ekelenburg

Mouthwash and mints cannot actually stop alcohol fumes from reaching a breathalyser test. All they do is make your breath smell fresher, which might be able to fool the nose of a police officer smelling for alcohol on your breath, but will do nothing to fool a machine.

In fact, mouthwash can make things worse with a breathalyser, as many mouthwashes contain alcohol!

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