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Does DataMaster provide inaccurate results?


Every situation involving drunk driving charges is different from the next. In addition to the differences, some DUI cases are more challenging than others. These cases may require very careful research and very pointed and specific arguments. One of these types of challenging cases is when drivers are suspected of driving while under the influence and the blood alcohol content testing shows they have a BAC of higher than .15 percent.

A high breath test means that a driver may be subject to the automatic revocation of their driver's license for at least 60 days. The automatic revocation is just the beginning of the penalties. A South Carolina man may be facing these very penalties right now. The 29-year-old man has been charged with driving under the influence and a DataMaster test at the scene of the accident registered a BAC of .23 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit.

According to a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol the man's pickup truck crashed into a fire station shortly before 5:30 in the evening. According to witnesses, the man fell out of his truck as it approached a stop sign. The truck then kept moving forward through the stop sign and crashed into the fire station.

The driver was arrested and taken to a Detention Center where he was submitted to the DataMaster test. He was held temporarily but was released after posting approximately $2,500 bond.

A case like this may seem hopeless and very scary for the defendant. However, with the right defense team a very difficult case can be turned around into a case that actually does not have a negative impact on the life of the alleged drunk driver.

Although this man's BAC tested very high, there are often breath test errors with machines that test the blood alcohol content of the driver. In the case of a DataMaster, there are many situations in which the machine has registered extremely inaccurate results. With the right help the defendant may be able to provide evidence which disproves the results which can potentially resulted in dropped charges.

Source: Fire Fighting News, "Burton Man Charged With DUI In Fire Station Crash," Nov. 22, 2013

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