Tag: preliminary breath test

Calibration Matters

Thousands of people each year are subjected to preliminary breath tests (PBTs) by Iowa law enforcement officers in an effort to determine their alcohol concentration as part of criminal investigations.  One of the most frequent situations in which PBT’s are used are to determine if a person should be arrested for operating while intoxicated or […]

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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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