Although many people are very happy about this news, this is a no win for everyone.
More than 20,000 breath tests performed by police in Driving While Intoxicated and other cases in New Jersey are now not admissible because machines used to administer the tests were not properly calibrated, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
It is possible that individuals convicted on those tests could have their convictions vacated.
In October, prosecutors notified 20,667 people who were charged with drunk driving that their cases were being reviewed. This after a state police sergeant was accused of skipping a crucial step in the calibration of the breathalyzer devices. The state police Sargent in question is currently under investigation.
The machines in question were used in the New Jersey counties of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union. WATCH VIDEO BELOW FOR FULL STORY:
- Don Stuck