Breath Alcohol Testing Program

168 Chandalar Place Drive
Pelham, AL 35124
Gregory Turner, Ph.D., Laboratory Director

Chemical Test for Intoxication Rules

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For Draeger Training questions, please contact Implied Consent at (205) 620-0399.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) is the state agency responsible for oversight and management of the state's Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Breath Alcohol Testing Program. The Implied Consent Section of ADFS, through legislative mandate (§32-5A-194), administers the Breath Alcohol Testing Program more formally known as the Chemical Tests for Intoxication Program. This program utilizes the Draeger Alcotest 7110 MKIII Breath Alcohol testing instrument. Approximately 236 ADFS owned instruments are distributed throughout the state. These instruments, housed at local County and Municipal facilities, are available for use by the law enforcement community. 
The Chemical Tests for Intoxication Program is supported by the Alabama Chemical Testing, Training and Equipment Trust Fund. The Trust Fund allows ADFS to provide instruments, instrument support, and operator training at no cost to law enforcement agencies statewide. Instrument services, such as, calibration and repair are performed primarily in-house. The Implied Consent Section has trained and permitted over 12,000 operators in the use of the Draeger Alcotest 7110 MKIII. There are over 200 classes scheduled throughout the state each year to accommodate the 4000 active Draeger operators.
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Implied Consent Section is located just south of Birmingham a few miles off Interstate 65. See Map below. Laboratory tours are available to all parties involved in DUI Litigations. To schedule a tour you may call the laboratory at (205) 620-0399.