Breathalyzer test limitations and breath machine errors in Georgia Intoxilizer 5000 breath tests
The Georgia Intoxilyzer 5000, America’s oldest remaining breath test instrument, is now being phased out of the GA breath testing program at the end of 2015. The technology (a Z-80 processor that now sells for less than $1) dates back to the late 1970s when Tandy (Radio Shack) made its daisy wheel printers. This same rudimentary microprocessor ran the “Pong Game”. This device was released about 30 years after Robert Borkenstein of Indiana patented the Breathalyzer in 1954.
We own our own Intoxilyzer 5000 device. We use the device in our office for testing some of our clients who have health conditions that may have impacted the breath test readings or results. We have also loaned our devices for classes teaching other lawyers how the Intoxilyzer 5000 works, and how (in some situations) it won’t work.
Only a handful of Georgia DUI lawyers own a forensic breath machine, for use in testing clients to possibly reproduce breath testing errors. The devices are costly and require costly maintenance.
If you or a family member was lately charged with a DUI-alcohol offense in GA and took an Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test in Georgia, he or she MUST obtain a free case evaluation from one of our TEAMDUI.com top-rated GA DUI attorneys, near your local court handling your DUI case. DON’T PLEAD GUILTY!
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