But, you thought, blood tests are reliable, right? Not so much.
The people who do the tests see themselves on the same team as the police and prosecutors. And they see us (regular people and defense lawyers) as enemies.
Read this Denver Post article about the crime lab supervisor outed for her bias.
And read this detailed report from the Colorado Attorney General PDF).
Another instance of MADD abusing its contributors by doing things that have nothing to do with driving.
Judge throws out checkpoint, throwing other checkpoints into question. Read more in Delaware Online.
Here’s another one – Former cop and current anti crime advocate caught driving drunk.
Sgt. Ray Lloyd
We previously mentioned the Lakeland police scandal
. Well now we have an update courtesy of ABC Action News
Nearly 40 DUI cases have been dropped so far, because officers were caught putting false information in their arrest paperwork. Of course, no charges have been filed against the corrupt police officers.
For more from June, see The Lakeland Ledger.
Deputy Chief Higbee
A high-ranking officer of the Burlington Police Department was arrested for a DUI recently. The story is reported in more detail in the Burlington Free Press
Not only was he arrested, but this is his second time, with a previous incident in 1999.
At Fair DUI, we don’t have it in for police arrested for DUI. We have it in for a system that fails to recognize its own flaws. Good people have bad moments, and people accused of crimes are often innocent.
From an Arizona DUI lawyer, here’s a great video saying much the same as we say in the Fair DUI book:
The Joplin Globe reports on a classic case of DUI hypocrisy.
MADD leader Kerry Freeman watches Governor sign DWI law.
Short story: A DWI task force member is pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint and registers a 0.132 blood alcohol content. His passenger? The local police chief. If that’s not bad enough, the Mayor also had a DWI arrest this year.
The local MADD chapter is throwing one heck of a hissy fit, which is what the story is really mostly about. And yet it hasn’t dawned on any of them that maybe this is a sign that their punitive approach is unworkable.