Out with the old… in with the new! So, it appears within the next few months a new breath testing device for blood alcohol concentration will start appearing in police departments throughout Minnesota.
The Datamaster DMT will take the place of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN – which is still the subject of current litigation. Just within the last few weeks, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order staying the District Court’s finding and order that the Intoxilyzer 5000EN results were, in essence, reliable.
This ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court continues to place about 4,000 DWI cases across Minnesota on hold. Some of these cases are even years old. It appears now that Ramesy County District Court prematurely sent orders to DWI Attorneys across the state, with pending source code cases in that county, requiring their client’s source code cases to be brought back to court in light of the District Court’s earlier order. The Minnesota Supreme Court subsequently then stayed the underlying District Court order until it issues a ruling.
It has been brought to my attention that a training seminar for Minnesota’s New DataMaster DMT breath testing machine, to be implemented shortly here in the state, will be held in our building – Northland Plaza – 3800 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN on September 9,10 and 11th. Having looked at the brochure, it appears it’s going to be a very insighful event. I’m certainly hoping my schedule allows me to attend. The telephone number to register for the seminar is (608) 437-5344. It also appears to be less costly if you register prior to September 9th. If there is any DWI Lawyer that would like a copy of the brochure, feel free to contact my office and we can forward a copy. Otherwise, I’m sure a copy can be obtained by dialing the telephone number above.