Michigan’s Alcohol Breath Testing is Back
According to WILX, all 203 of Michigan's alcohol breath testing devices are back in service amid a fraud investigation of the company that supplies the equipment.
The Michigan State Police started a criminal investigation last month into contract employees with Intoximeters Inc. and suspended its contract after evidence suggested the company falsified records and misrepresented the devices accuracy.
The Detroit Free Press reports that state police had announced all DataMaster DMT devices had been sidelined until the agency could verify that each was properly calibrated.
The irregular breath tests were found at Alpena County Sheriff's Department, Beverly Hills Police Department, Detroit Detention Center along with several other organizations.
State Police officials suspended the contract with St. Louis based Intoximeters Inc., supplier of the DataMaster DMT breath alcohol testing devices.
The devices were not the ones used in traffic stops, they are kept in police stations and used to test a person's blood alcohol level after they've been taken to jail.
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