Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Victory: Why Deficient Samples Must Be Dismissed.
Judge Abrams ruled at the conclusion of the consolidated source code hearings that the Intoxilyzer cannot reliably determine deficient samples. Read More
Intoxilyzer Source Code Victory: Judge Rules Machine Cannot Reliably Determine Deficient Samples.
Minnesota continues to use Intoxilyzer 5000 Despite Hundreds of Defective Breath Cases Annually. Read More
Not So Fast! Will Minnesota Supreme Court Stop the Flow of Unscientific DWI Urine Alcohol Tests?
Many believed challenges to DWI alcohol urine testing were finished last December after the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a series of decisions. Read More
Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: The Appeal
Yesterday the defense trial team filed an appeal of Judge Abrams Order regarding the statewide consolidated challenge to the Intoxilyzer 5000 based upon deficiencies in the Source Code. Read More
Judge Abrams Issues Final Order Regarding Source Code to Intoxilyzer 5000
Today Judge Abrams issued his ruling regarding the statewide consolidated challenge to the Intoxilyzer 5000 based upon deficiencies in the Source Code. Read More
EtG Urine Tests: Not as Solid as We're Supposed to Believe
We blogged previously about the new "cutting edge| type of urine test - the EtG urine test. Read More
"Minnesota DWI Urine Testing: A Fluid Body of Law"
Chuck Ramsay is speaking this Friday, February 18, 2011 at the Hennepin County Bar Association. Read More
Minnesota DWI Intoxilyzer 5000EN Source Code Arguments
The briefs are in! Today both the state and drivers submitted written closing arguments to Judge Abrams in the consolidated breath test case. Read More
Urine Test Concerns: EtG, the Little Enzyme That Couldn't
We've previously blogged about the serious problems that arise when the government tries to enforce its DWI laws with urine testing. Read More
Charged with Test Refusal? Don't Let the Man(chine) Get You Down
For years now, we've blogged about problems with the Intoxilyzer 5000 - and one problem in particular. Read More
Refusing to Submit to a Blood Test Not Always a Crime In Minnesota
sota is one of few states that actually make it a crime to refuse to submit to chemical testing (most simply to increase the duration of any driver's license revocation). Read More
The State Rests: Challenge to Intoxilyzer 5000 Enters the Calm Before the Storm.
At the end of last week, the State finished presenting its evidence in support of the continued use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 to prosecute Minnesota drivers for DWI. Read More
The Dangers of Dicta: Getting Pissed on for the Holidays
The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this week dealing with urine testing, an issue we've blogged about extensively. Read More
The Defense Rests: Fight Over Intoxilyzer 5000 Enters Next Stage
Today, the members of the trial team for the Source Code Coalition finished presenting our evidence. Read More
Fight Over Intoxilyzer 5000 Rages On
As members of the trial team and lead counsel for the consolidated challenge against the Intoxilyzer 5000, we've spent the last few months working overtime in preparation for the hearing that started on December 8, 2010. Read More
Intoxilyzer 5000EN Source Code Hearing Scheduled to Start December 8, 2010.
After years of carefully crafted discovery requests, and a lengthy lawsuit in Federal Court, the source code to the Intoxilyzer 5000EN was finally released to the experts hired by the Source Code Coalition. Read More
A Slippery Slope:BCA Implements Troubling New Policies in Response to Troubling New DWI Law
On July 1, 2010, the Legislature updated Minnesota's DWI laws in one troubling aspect. Read More