More Problems with Breathalyzers
Posted on Mar 19, 2012
San Franciso Police have stopped using their breathalyzers after being accused of not properly maintaining and calibrating the machines, which could have led to the wrongful convictions of hundreds of alleged drunk drivers. A DUI defense lawyer noticed that the results of his client's two breath tests differed by too great of an amount to be explained, suggesting the machines were not working properly. Investigations are underway - into whether the breathalyzers have been properly maintained, and whether any DUI convictions were based on faulty data from the machines.