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HERALD-TRIBUNE CALLS FOR FLORIDA TO DISCONTINUE USE OF INTOXILYZER
In an editorial published on 10-13-11, the Herald-Tribune cites a host of problems associated with the Intoxilyzer currently being used throughout the State of Florida including incorrect measurements of breath volume, unreliable results, increased government costs, and wasted court time.
The editorial was also critical of the manufacturer of the Intoxilyzer for its unwillingness to disclose the device's computer source code despite a court order to do so from the 12th Judicial Circuit as a result of challenges by criminal defense lawyers.
The Herald-Tribune labeled the Intoxilyzer a "flawed machine" that may have led to unwarranted arrests and prosecutions.