An error at the lab is certainly possible, but an intentional act of misconduct? Very, very doubtful ... at least not at the officer's end. If you'd like, I can articulate the process and then you can figure out how they might have done it, but unless they were really looking to frame you and that was worth a federal prison stint, I can't imagine them taking the kind of risk that would require, and the very high likelihood that it would be discovered.
It would be so adulterated as to make the sample suspect ... and, it would change the test results drastically. Straight alcohol is different from the alcohol that is carried by way of the blood cells.If they were going to add pure alcohol, they'd have to know exactly the amount to put in, so it didn't come up 2.2% or whatever. I don't even know if that's possible, to add straight ethanol and have it come out as a 'probably didn't die' amount, or a 'more than is legal, but little enough that you might not notice without a blood test'. Wouldn't that destroy the sample, to add that?
Correct. Hence my assumption that it was .11 and not 1.1. It's a common error.Oops, I guess I put my decimal point in the wrong place. .08 is the legal limit, and my blood test came back at .03 above that.