“THE UNTESTABLE DRUNK DRIVING TEST”

Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Policy & Research, Forensic Division, has issued a report, New Jersey’s Untestable Drunk Driving Test, which calls into question the evidentiary value of New Jersey’s current and only breathalyzer test, the Alcotest 7110 MK III-C.

Recently adopted by New Jersey as its exclusive breathalyzer test, the contract governing the use of the Alcotest forbids the State from providing its breathalyzers for independent scientific testing. In addition, the manufacturer of the Alcotest, Draeger AG & Co., prohibits any entity other than the State to purchase the Alcotest, even for independent scientific testing. This combination of prohibitions immunizes the Alcotest from challenge, and effectively prevents scientists and defense counsel from determining how the machine works— and how it doesn’t.

Read the Press Release here.

Get the Report “THE UNTESTABLE DRUNK DRIVING TEST” here.

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One response to ““THE UNTESTABLE DRUNK DRIVING TEST”

  1. Why don’t we try and test this alcotest invention and let’s see how it really works and how it doesn’t. In the first place some scientist took some research and study for this breathalyzer test.

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