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Questions about breath tester could nullify DWI arrests

A flaw with testing devices that Minnesota law enforcement agencies started using last fall may cause hundreds of DWI cases to be dropped or thrown out. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension purchased devices that use either of two methods to measure blood alcohol. The BCA has stopped using one of those methods but says there's no problem with the other one.
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A flaw with testing devices that Minnesota law enforcement agencies started using last fall may cause hundreds of DWI cases to be dropped or thrown out. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension purchased devices that use either of two methods to measure blood alcohol. The BCA has stopped using one of those methods but says there's no problem with the other one.

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