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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.

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 is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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