Robert Frank Borkenstein
|Robert Frank Borkenstein|
August 31, 1912|
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
August 10, 2002 (aged 89)|
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Police officer, scientist|
|Known for||Inventor of the Breathalyzer|
In 1938, Borkenstein collaborated with Rolla Neil Harger of the Indiana University School of Medicine developing the Drunkometer. He joined the Indiana State Police in 1936 and was later promoted to captain in charge of the police force's forensic laboratory. He later went on to invent the Breathalyzer in 1954.
- Martin, Douglas (August 17, 2002). "Robert F. Borkenstein, 89, Inventor of the Breathalyzer". New York Times. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- Center for Studies of Law in Action, Robert F. Borkenstein Courses, Indiana U.