01.122011
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BREATH ANALYSIS TEST HELD TO BE UNRELIABLE

On 1 December 2011 the Full Court of the Supreme Court upheld a decision to dismiss a charge of driving with the prescribed concentration of alcohol on the basis that the person charged had shown that the breath analysis reading was unreliable. The defendant in that case was charged with driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.098%…

21.082011
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IS THERE A DRINK DRIVING LOOPHOLE?

“THOUSANDS of drink-driving convictions are at risk because of a legal cloud over the right of more than 1500 police officers to operate breath-testing devices,” reported the Adelaide Advertiser on 19 August 2011. According to the report, “SA Police are working to correct the loophole that saw a P-plater escape conviction after recording a blood…