Breathalyzers Are Racist

November 21, 2008 at 9:44 am

If you haven’t already, brace yourself for the way of our new world.

A lawyer representing a man charged with drunken driving is claiming that Connecticut’s breathalyzers discriminate against blacks.

He claims that research shows “the lung capacity of a black man is 3 percent smaller than a white man and, therefore, black men’s test results vary from the sobriety standard set by the device.”

That smaller lung capacity must be why you see so few black athletes.

I’m scared to imagine what this might do for lung cancer claims against tobacco companies but if he wins I guess that quite a few ambulance-chasers will be sharpening their pencils.