Wednesday, November 22, 2006

California Highway Patrol Uses Faulty "Intoxilyzer 5000" in DUI Stops; How Many People Falsely Accused?

Running around with a device, the Intoxilyzer 5000, causing higher than is actual blood-alcohol levels, CHP has gained a substantial number of DUI arrests.

In this case, 31 people in just six hours using "roving patrols" -- but how many of the DUI arrests were based on "good" data? With this problem of the bad readouts from the Intoxilyzer 5000, it's possible that all of them may have been invalid.

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