The Toxicology section receives cases that are alcohol related, and also manages the breath alcohol program for Jefferson County. These cases may include offenses such as DWI, sexual assault, and intoxication manslaughter. Blood alcohol samples are analyzed using headspace gas chromatography. Breath alcohol samples are analyzed using the Intoxilyzer 9000. A written report summarizing the blood alcohol result is issued to the submitting agency and the prosecuting official. Breath alcohol records are generated by the operators at the time of test and maintained by the technical supervisors.

Close up of toxicology equipment sitting a desk.

Intoxilyzer Instrument

Close up of blood in a glass vial. Blood is sticking the insides.

Blood Vial