It’s nearly impossible to cheat a breathalyzer. However, it looks like diet soda may trick the Breathalyzer into showing shocking results.
A recent research shows that diet soda is capable of boosting the readings on a breathalyzer by 18%. During the research, several test subjects were given regular and diet soda drinks and their breath alcohol level was measured afterwards. The study’s results were surprising, to say the least. It turned out the diet drink indeed boosted up the breathalyzer readings when mixed with alcohol.
In other words, it turns out it’s actually better to stick with the good old fashioned full fat mixers for alcohol drinks and cocktails. After all, the police won’t be impressed by the fact that you thought about staying in shape during happy hours.