Regurgitation Troubles Breath Test

Humboldt County, Iowa.   After reviewing station videos on this OWI charge, it was determined that Matt Lindholm’s client had vomited at police department.  The arresting officer did not wait the required fifteen minutes before having the client submit to the breath test thereby likely producing a heightened alcohol result.  Because the fifteen minutes had not been followed, the State agreed that the resulting breath test should be thrown out and the charge was ultimately reduced to public intoxication thereby saving the client’s license