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Here we go again: Intoxilyzer 5000 flawed results have been faulty since 2008

Washington Police have discovered that DUI breath tests on the Intoxilzyer 5000 have been flawed since 2008 and are dropping DUIs because of it. These are the same DUI breath test machines used in Georgia to incarcerate people for DUI arrests and DUIs in Atlanta.  Unlike district authorities, DUI law enforcement officials in Atlanta do not audit machines like they do in the nation’s capital.  The machines were not properly calibrated.  It was not caught until recently when the machines were audited.  Despite repeated failures of the Intoxilyzer 5000, other states like Florida banning the machine, and newer and more accurate Intoxilyzer 8000 on the market, Georgia authorities are not even looking at other devices.  Georgia Appellate Courts have continued to limit Defense Attorney’s ability to request information about the breath machine from the state or even subpoena evidence from the machine’s manufacturer.  Contributing to the “drive-thru justice” mentality for DUI law enforcement.