Blind Reliance on Roadside Tests and a Cop's Word

Posted On February 26, 2014 by Daniel Koewler

As Will Lerner reports for Yahoo, it was a flat 0.00 on the breath test.

It was a big negative on the blood test.

Still, Larry Davis, a man pulled over and arrested for DUI in Texas last year after apparently swaying a bit and using his arms for balance during the roadside tests (not uncommon for many drivers, drunk or sober), was nonetheless asked to blow into the Breathalyzer.

Then, despite the 0.00 result, the police arrested Davis and drove him to the stationhouse, where they asked him to provide a blood sample.

The test came back negative.

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