Edwards- Assignment 5

One of the sensors on sparkfun is the alcohol gas sensor: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8880.  It operates like a breathalyzer in that it can calculate someone’s BAC based on their breath. This particular sensor has high sensitivity and fast response time. In a journalism story, you could get permission from a police department to put these in the back of police cars. Since they are tiny, they would be easy to disguise in the back of the car. Then, you could measure the correlation of arrests with alcohol. How many of those arrested were drinking prior to their arrest? Does the severity of the alleged crime have anything to do with amount of alcohol consumption? I think these results could be interesting.