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(The Newspaper)   Judge throws out breathalyzer reading because driver was too drunk for machine to measure accurately   (thenewspaper.com ) divider line
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2013-01-09 01:47:15 PM  
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If the machine is only tested at .05, .10 and .15, how do we know that a software error isn't making .04 read as .06 and resulting in a false positive (assuming a .05 threshhold; varies by state)? And the calibration standards not being proper? This would seem to call into question all readings from the machine, not just those of .16 or higher.
2013-01-09 01:17:52 PM  
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ltdanman44: mrlewish: Simple translation: The machines are not accurate past a certain BAC so charges that come with those higher BAC can't be brought.

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if your machine calibrates to only 0.05 to 0.15 then that is where the testing should be. nothing more, nothing less.


Solution: Calibrate the machine from 0.00 to 0.15, establish a legal presumption that any reading that isn't in this range is higher than 0.15, make that its own offense, win.
2013-01-09 12:46:52 PM  
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Simple translation: The machines are not accurate past a certain BAC so charges that come with those higher BAC can't be brought.
 
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