So, you have had a blood specimen taken at the police station or at hospital following arrest for suspected drink driving and now you are wondering what happens to it. Well, here we will explain how it is analysed and how the results are calculated.
As it should have been explained by the police during the blood procedure, your blood sample will be split into two vials. One of the vials should be offered to you to take to have it privately and independently tested by an analytical chemist of your choice. However, if you declined taking the sample, this will have no bearing on the case.
The remaining vial will be sent off to a police forensic laboratory in order to be analysed and for the BAC (blood alcohol content) to be determined. If the sample is analysed as being over the limit, you will then face a charge for drink driving.