can sucking on a penny make you pass a breathalyzer test?

I've heard all kinds of different stories about this. Some say no, some say yes.

One of my friends was partying and they got busted, and she started sucking on a penny, and blew a 0.0! Another one of my friends said she's also passed a test by sucking on a penny.

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  • Leo
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    No, not with the legal limit being higher than the penny can take away. You'd have to have 1 sip of beer for the penny/ nickel to work.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A breathalyzer works by the fact that alcohol diffuses through all tissues in your body. That means you literally breath it out. If you can inhale a penny, maybe. But I don't think you'll be very happy after that anyhow.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Of course not! There is no scientific means by which sucking on a copper penny could remove alcohol from anyones body. That is a hoax.

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  • RoyS
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    No, absolutely not. Mythbusters did a segment on all those myths, and there is NO WAY to beat a Breathalizer. Your friends are making up stories.

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_breathaly...

    http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/breath.asp

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2009/02/16/is...

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No, the only way to beat a breathanalyzer would be getting a full blood transfusion.

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  • 9 years ago

    I have heard this before as well. I think it does as i have tried it before after having a party the night before I passed. I dont really know the scientific meanings of why but may aswell give it a go!

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  • Bill Z
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    of course not. where do you guys hear all this crap?

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