New Breath Tests Coming Soon to D.C.

Old machines were flawed

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:55 PM EDT
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New Breath Tests Coming Soon to D.C.

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D.C. should have a new breath test to help catch drunken drivers in about six months, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.

The department stopped conducting breath tests two years ago after learning the machines they used were flawed.

Hundreds of cases were questioned because of false readings, and the city has had to attempt to prosecute without breath test data.

A new test will be ready soon, Lanier said.

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