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Information About the Intoxilyzer 8000

Last updated on August 19, 2020

When an individual is suspected of drunk driving and pulled over by police, a portable breath test is often administered at the scene, and later, an Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test may be administered. However, the results of these tests are commonly inaccurate, and there may be many ways of challenging them.

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The Intoxilyzer 8000 is manufactured by CMI, Inc., and is used to test breath alcohol levels. When someone is suspected of drinking and driving, a breath test using the Intoxilyzer 8000 may be administered. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is widely used by law enforcement in Ohio.

Problems With the Intoxilyzer 8000

There are a number of reasons why the results of the Intoxilyzer 8000 may be invalid, incorrect or subject to being thrown out of court.. First, the individual administering the breath test may not be properly trained to do so. It is also necessary to wait a certain amount of time before administering the test, but waiting too long can skew the results. In addition, the individual taking the test must blow hard enough for the results to be valid or if they blow too long their results may be falsely elevated.

The machine must be properly working and calibrated in order to yield accurate results. Any error or machine malfunction can skew the results. Currently, the whole Intoxilyzer breath testing program is extremely controversial and any Intoxilyzer test should be carefully scrutinized.

If you have been charged with OVI/DUI based on the results of any breath test, you should speak to an attorney about your legal options. At Calesaric Law, I can review your case, analyze the results of your breath test, and determine your full scope of legal options. In addition to significant criminal defense experience, I spent six years prosecuting OVI/DUI cases, so I have a unique understanding of the approach taken by prosecutors.

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Learn more about the Intoxilyzer 8000 and your possible OVI/DUI defense options. Contact Calesaric Law for a consultation about your OVI/DUI arrest. I serve clients throughout central Ohio, including Granville, Newark, Heath, Lancaster, New Lexington, Mt. Vernon, Johnstown and Ohio State University (OSU/Newark), Denison University or Buckeye Lake.