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DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

A Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge recently said breathalyzer machines aren’t accurate when determining the blood alcohol content for motorists charged with the state’s highest level of impairment in DUI drunk driving cases.  Dauphin County Common Pleas Court Judge Lawrence Clark Jr. recently ruled breathalyzers cannot be considered accurate beyond a blood alcohol reading of 0.15 percent or below 0.05 percent. In Pennsylvania, a driver is considered impaired with a blood alcohol level above .08. The judge’s ruling — which for now applies only to Dauphin County DUI cases — means the machines cannot be used to determine if a driver is drunk enough to be charged with the state’s highest level of impairment, which of course carries the...

Police Officer Lied About DUI

Police Officer Lied About DUI

Last week a New Jersey politician and his lawyer released a dash-cam video that showed an arresting officer blatantly lied about the circumstances surrounding his DUI arrest. The police officer stopped the local politician, telling him the politician was stopped because he cut off the officer when he merged in front of him on a busy stretch of road. The politician was eventually taken to the police department for processing, where he was charged with DUI, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test and the traffic offense of Failure to Maintain Lane. The politician consistently maintained his innocence, alleging the police officer specifically targeted him. His  lawyer was able to obtain the dash-cam video, which clearly showed ample distance between him and the police...

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