Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court to hear case where defendant asserts right to confront witness — lab tech for BAC level on a DWI arrest

From KOB.com
A New Mexico drunk driving case will be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning. At the center of the case is whether lab technicians who are responsible for original testing and reports should be required to testify, as opposed to other technicians who are familiar with the process.
In the case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, the analyst who tested the blood alcohol level of convicted drunk driver Donald Bullcoming didn’t testify. Instead, another analyst appeared in court. Bullcoming’s attorneys argue this violated his constitutional right to confront a witness.
Both the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld Bullcoming’s convictions.  ….MORE

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