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Intoxilyzer will be retired

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The beleaguered Intoxilyzer machine, under constant legal attack for nearly five years, is being mothballed statewide for use in drunken driving arrests.

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Monday it has entered into a contract to purchase a new fleet of breath-testing instruments for use by Minnesota criminal justice agencies.

Thousands of DWI cases have been bottlenecking district courts as legal challenges mounted to the Intixilyzer 5000EN machine.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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