Today, in State v. Heather Reid, Case No. TRC 1100716 in the Circleville Municipal Court, Judge Gary Dumm has ruled that "The State of Ohio cannot expect this Court to find the Intoxilyzer 8000 reliable when the State refuses to address known problems and explain why those problems can be ignored."
The Court calls for independent laboratory testing to address the issues raised by the adoption of the Intoxilyzer 8000: RFI, sample size of the chamber, volume of the sample tested, possible operator manipulation of the results, possible CMI modifications of the software without the knowledge of ODH and slope detector inadequacy. Judge Dumm wrote, "If this testing is not done independently of CMI and ODH, all municipal courts in Ohio will be dealing with these challenges for years to come." The Court also states, "At a time when scientific testing can readily determine the accuracy and validity of many tools and processes, it would seem that both CMI and ODH should be happy to run independent testing with known and respectable laboratories to determine the accuracy and reliability of the equipment."
The Court does not address the looming question of whether or not ODH or CMI will have to turn over source code data. However, the Court eviscerated ODH stating that "the less than candid answers to the questions regarding the data base, the ability of CMI to enter and alter the machine without knowledge or documentation, lack of explanation of newer versions software, missing information and unexplained inconsistent results clearly cast doubt on ODH's transparency as to the Intoxilyzer 8000."
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