High court says Intoxilyzer is reliable

High court says Intoxilyzer is reliable Click to Enlarge Photo: Vladimir Cetinski,

Jun 28, 2012 at 6:38 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled the Intoxilyzer breath test for blood alcohol content is reliable.
The ruling sends more than 4,000 drunken driving cases back to district courts in Minnesota. Defense attorneys have long challenged the reliability of the testing device. In 2006, a Northfield man contested his drunken driving charge, arguing that unless he had access to the device's computer software, it could not be determined if the Intoxilyzer was working properly. Soon after, attorneys representing DWI defendants followed suit.
In 2011, a Dakota County District judge ruled the device could be used as evidence of intoxication. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says the Supreme Court agreed Wednesday, noting in its opinion that the validity of the Intoxilyzer could still be challenged if there are problems with the device.

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 38°F (3°C)

Dewpoint: 35

Wind: 13 SE

Weather: mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Mon December 22, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014


Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...