The Datamaster breathalyzer was in use on a DUI suspect and in the middle of the testing it just locked up for no apparent reason. Operator restarted, did the test, got the BAC reading but violated SLED procedures by not reporting the malfunction to SLED. No repairs or inspections are documented in the SLED database in regards to this malfunction nor were there any status code messages..
Anytime your are dealing with admission of evidence in a criminal court you are getting into a very technical legal area regardless of the state. While some cases are certainly cut and dry these types of issues generally require consultation with a knowledgeable attorney because the admission of evidence always deals with a vast amount of prior case law and other issues.
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