Friday, September 12, 2008

defense to get source code of intoxication breath tester

Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini has ruled that defendants have the right to cross-examine and confront their accusers...and ordered CMI, the company that holds the “source code” for the Intoxilyzer 8000 (used by the Tucson and University of Arizona police departments), to share the code with attorney James Nesci...The Intoxilyzer 8000 has never been tested on a human in Arizona...It’s only been tested on simulators.Six other states have been battling CMI over the source code -- Minnesota, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee and New Jersey.

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