Colorado DUI / Drunk Driving Blood Tests Inaccurate

Dec 14, 2009 @ 11:18 AM — by Myles L. Berman

According to the Denver Legal News Examiner and many other news media outlets, the Colorado Springs Police Department crime lab discovered that 82 blood samples taken since January, 2009, were found to have lower blood alcohol concentration levels than initial test samples showed. Now, over 1,000 blood samples are being retested for accuracy. Prosecutors are already contacting defense attorneys for past clients may have been effected by the new discoveries. The Colorado Revenue Department has already restored at least 3 driving privileges who have been convicted of DUI / Drunk Driving based on faulty results. Among the Colorado government authorities who are investigating what went wrong are the Bureau of Investigations and the Police Internal Affiairs departments.

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