Florida Department of Law Enforcement Breathalyzer Technician/inspector is fired after manipulating test results.
The technician had a pattern of turning the machine off and back on when it looked the machine was about to fail the inspection.
In July the FDLE wrote a letter to all of the police departments in these three counties alerting them of this technician’s pattern of law enforcement misconduct. The Department wrote this letter due to the fact that this may qualify as Brady evidence; which the law requires the Prosecution to disclose to the defense as it may tend to show that the defendant did not commit the crime.
The machine which is referred to as the “intoxilyzer” must be inspected on a regular basis, and these inspections are available to the the defense attorney’s handling a criminal DUI case.
This faulty inspection process may have affected thousands of DUI criminal cases in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
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