The hot cross bun effect: Cops discover flaw in breathalyser test

The hot cross bun effect: Cops discover flaw in breathalyser test

A video surfaced on social media which showed cops finding an error in the breathalyser test and it could lead to innocent people paying the price.

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On Tuesday, a video was posted on social media which showed cops taking a breathalyser test before and after eating a hot cross bun and the results differed.

During the first test, the cop's alcohol reading was 0.0, however after eating a hot cross bun his result differed - reading a 0.21.

Tumi Sole posted the video on his Twitter page, captioning it:

"We’re in trouble! Especially during the Easter Weekend with Hot Cross Buns. Surely there must be some malfunction here? If this is true, imagine the unlawful arrests! You eat 3 of these buns, you’re done! Can the authorities clarify please!"

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Briefly.co.za gathered the footage sparked a massive reaction online and tweeps were quick to share their views.

Twitter user @mjfoureal commented:"This is dangerous, sober people gonna be locked up left right and centre. have these machines been tested or we are the test dummies?"
Another tweep, @MongezyM, added: "Look on the bright side, we at least have a new scapegoat when stopped at a roadblock. 'I just had hot cross buns Mr. Officer'"
Social media user @Crazyma13209467, wrote: "I'm sorry for laughing but did they not say these have been tested and proven to work excellent. So excellent they even arrest you right there and then."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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