Tag: pbt

Double Violations Results in Dismissal

Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa.  OWI 2nd Offense arising out of an accident, dismissed outright after court granted defendant’s motion to suppress evidence.  GRL dug into the case and determined that the preliminary breath test calibration logs did not comply with Iowa’s requirements.  Additionally, a close review of the video recordings from the police station proved […]

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Preliminary Breath Test Logs Strike Again

Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.  A commercial vehicle driver’s driving privileges were spared and the Operating While Intoxicated accusation was dismissed outright after it was discovered that the preliminary breath test (PBT) log did not comply with Iowa requirements. A preliminary breath test device is the breath test that law enforcement requests out on the road, […]

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Uncertified Officer with Uncertified Preliminary Breath Test Results in OWI Being Avoided and Driving Privileges Saved

Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa.  GRL Law’s client was charged with Operating While Intoxicated and faced a 6 month license suspension and up to one year in jail.  During the discovery phase of the case, GRL Law uncovered that the initial investigating and arresting officer was not a certified police officer in the state of […]

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