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DWI machine's source codes will soon be given to defense attorneys

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Attorneys of suspected drunken drivers can breathe easier. The breathalyzer source code impasse is over.

Monday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced it had reached a settlement with the manufacturer of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, the country's most widely used alcohol detector for suspected drunken drivers.

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Defendants in drunk driving and implied consent cases will now have access to the computer codes used to calibrate the breath machines.

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