The State Attorney's Office says the panel of judges ruled that sobriety testing devices used were in fact federally approved ones. This denial of 400 defense DUI motions is the third unsuccessful challenge to the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath instrument since 2005. If the motion had passed the defendants would have successfully suppressed the breath test results and many would have had their DUI cases thrown out. The seven judges ruled unanimously that the Intoxilyzer was properly tested by the Department of Transportation and has been a "conforming product" since 2002.
DUI CASES NO LONGER ON HOLD IN COURT-- Sun-Sentinel, http://www.sun-sentinel.com, March 23, 2010.
DUI CASES TO MOVE FORWARD AFTER JUDGES REJECT CHALLENGE TO BLOOD-ALCOHOL TESTING MACHINE-- The Palm Beach Post, http://www.palmbeachpost.com, March 23, 2010