Breaking News: State of Minnesota Admits the Intoxilyzer 5000 is Garbage, Plans to Replace Entire Fleet with the "Datamaster"
In a totally unsurprising about face, the State of Minnesota announced that it will soon replace every Intoxilyzer 5000 in Minnesota with a machine, the "Datamaster", manufactured by National Patent Analytical Systems.
The State's decision to give over $1.5 million dollars to a company other than CMI, Inc. of Kentucky (the manufacturer of the Intoxilyzer) is hardly surprising to us, but is an interesting decision that speaks volumes about the State's lack of faith in the Intoxilyzer machine.
The State has repeatedly claimed that it has absolute faith in the accuracy, validity, and reliability of the Intoxilyzer 5000. However, it's difficult to believe these claims when the State made the clear decision to abandon the Intoxilyzer altogether (they could have purchased the |state of the art| Intoxilyzer 8000).
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