Flawed DUI Tests Double in Colorado Springs

Last December, Colorado Springs police launched an investigation on DUI test results, following a routine crime lab audit that showed 82 errors in blood alcohol test results. On February 1, 2010, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the police investigation has discovered 167 erroneous test results, which is double the number previously reported. A police spokesman stated that the inflated DUI test results are most likely due to human error, rather than equipment error or something inherent with the lab itself.

Since December, the police department has re-evaluated about 1,000 blood alcohol test results taken since January 2009. Meanwhile, prosecutors have been contacting individuals whose cases may have involved the flawed tests.

Additionally, the District Attorney’s office set up a hotline for individuals interested in finding out if their test is one of the affected cases. It is still uncertain as to what the impact of the flawed tests will be, but the District Attorney’s office aims to have a report on case outcomes within the next two weeks.

If you, or a loved one, have been accused of DUI in Colorado, your case may have been based upon faulty blood alcohol test results. It is imperative that you contact a Colorado DUI defense attorney to examine the details of your case and make sure that the evidence presented is accurate. Contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. at (719) 475-2555 to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call today for a free and confidential consultation.

Source report: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/22400202/detail.html

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