California: Alco-Sensor V tests may end up causing good arrests of impaired drivers to be tossed

From Mercury News
A faulty breathalyzer used by San Jose police to arrest 865 DUI suspects could lead to drivers walking free — even if they were drunk
behind the wheel, authorities revealed Tuesday.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said it would undertake a special monthlong review to determine how many of the cases it would drop
because San Jose police officers used the Alco-Sensor V breathalyzer as part of their field sobriety tests. The breathalyzers — one of the methods used by
officers to determine whether to arrest DUI suspects — may have shown incorrect readings because of a manufacturer’s error that can cause condensation to build
up in the tube. The devices — which were also used by Palo Alto police ……MORE

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