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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.


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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