Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing (EBAT)
The Intoxilyzer 9000 (I-9000) is the Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing instrument used by law enforcement agencies in Colorado to determine whether a person is driving under the influence of alcohol. The instrument measures a person's breath alcohol content, expressed in grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
Rules and regulations for the EBAT program
Colorado's DUI/DWAI is governed by the Rules Pertaining to Testing for Alcohol and Other Drugs (5 CCR 1005-2). These are established by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and approved by the Colorado Board of Health.
Approval of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID)
The department approves BAIID's that are used in vehicles driven by individuals who are required to install one as a condition to maintain driving privileges in Colorado. In order for a BAIID to be used in Colorado, the following process must be completed prior to the department's approval.
- Department's BAIID Approval Process
- National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Model Specifications (Effective May 8, 2013)
Approved Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID)
- Approved preliminary breath testing (PBT) devices.
- Approved list of breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (BAIID).
Available to law enforcement agencies only.
- Letter to CSP District 3.
- Letter to Dacono PD.
- Letter to Firestone PD.
- Letter to Frederick PD.
- Letter to Weld County SO.
- Corrective Action Preventative Action Plan.
- Proposed Letter of Repeal - Feedback Requested by May 23, 2014.