Report: Cop-Administered Breath Tests Often Unreliable

Published on 3 Nov 2019, 23:12
Alcohol breath tests are used by police stations across the country to convict drunk drivers.
According to Business Insider, a New York Times investigation found these tests often produce inaccurate results.
Now, judges and states are starting to question the tests and throw out thousands of convictions.
That can help some who were wrongly convicted, but also could let dangerous drivers off the hook.
The report says tests can produce inaccurate results if they're set up incorrectly, or maintained poorly.
Moreover, they're regarded as though they are always accurate and are often a key piece of evidence in drunk driving cases.
If someone tests higher than 0.08, they're highly likely to be convicted of a crime.

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