Inspector Fakes Breathalyzer Maintenance

A Department of Public Safety contractor failed to inspect breath testing equipment as required by law, and then faked maintenance records to indicate that she had. As a result, at least 2,6000 arrests for driving while intoxicated in the Houston area are in question.

Texas law requires that breath testing equipment be calibrated once a month to ensure accuracy. According to Houston DWI defense attorney Dane Johnson, blood alcohol content is a key piece of evidence in the prosecution

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