Thursday, October 13, 2011

More problems with Intoxilyzer 8000

Prosecutors in two Florida counties have decided not to use breath-test results in about 100 current DUI cases in Sarasota and Manatee counties after learning about problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the same breath testing machine used in Oklahoma.

DUI prosecutors made Wednesday's announcement after the Herald Tribune reported that drivers across Florida have been arrested and convicted of DUI charges based on flawed breath-test machines that reported impossible results.

About 40% of Florida's Intoxilyzer 8000s tested by the State were incorrectly measuring breath volumnes of 2-3 times normal human lung capacity.

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John Hunsucker
Oklahoma DUI Attorney

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