Minneapolis DWI lawyers continue to challenge the reliability of breath test results provided by Intoxilyzer 5000EN. In previous blog posts, we reported that 4,000 Minnesota drunk driving cases are put on hold until the completion of the appeal regarding Intoxilyzer 5000EN which is the focus of the legal challenge.
The state is phasing out 264 units of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN to switch to the DataMaster DMT device. The use of the new breath-testing machine will be implemented in the state of Minnesota within the next few months after the completion of training seminar on the new Datamaster DMT in Bloomington, MN in September.
The DataMaster DMT will be used by Minnesota authorities soon to test the blood alcohol content of an individual believed to be driving while impaired. The Data Master DMT is currently be used in several other States and in other countries around the world.
So how does the new DataMaster DMT work?
This breath testing instrument measures the level of alcohol by using the principle of infrared energy absorption. It uses the Grey-body infrared energy source along with a folded optical chamber for the sample, thermo-electrically cooled lead Selenide detector and optical filters with narrow bandwidth. DMT is acronym for DataMaster Portable. This DataMaster DMT electronically collects and stores data with significantly updated software.
The Data Master DMT has a fast, powerful computer processor with more storage capability for on-site electronic complaint entry with Windows-based touch screen graphics display and keyboard. It’s also equipped with a stand-alone laser printer.
Rather than entering information manually, this breath testing equipment has a card reader for drivers’ licenses so the operator can just swipe the licenses. Additionally, instead of utilizing modems, this instrument has internet capability.
Whatever computerized instrument is used to determine your blood alcohol content, its result can often be challenged by an experienced DWI attorney. If you’re charged with DWI, Douglas T. Kans, a Minnesota DUI lawyer, knows exactly how to challenge your breath testing result. To provide you with the comprehensive legal services that you need in order to ensure the best possible resolution of your drunk driving case, contact Kans Law Firm at (888) 972-6060 for a free case review.