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Intoxilyzer results are reliable, judge rules

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Though not perfect, blood-alcohol test results from a much-contested breath-testing device are highly reliable and can be used as evidence against accused drunken drivers, a Scott County judge has ruled.

The ruling implies that thousands of DWI convictions across the state should be sent back to their respective counties for prosecution. However, Judge Jerome Abrams' ruling filed Tuesday is likely to be appealed.

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