According to police, prosecutors and MADD those breathalyzers are deadly accurate…unless it contradicts a cop’s opinion.
Sober, and Now Outraged as Well
DUI Case Was Dropped, But Driver Wants to Sue
Bredenton, FL. July 3 – If there is a lucky four-digit lottery number in DUI cases, it is this: a 0.000 on the blood-alcohol breath test.
Gary Shuchat hit quadruple zeros, but that was not enough to win his freedom after a traffic stop in May.
A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy said Shuchat failed field sobriety tests, even though Shuchat showed no obvious signs of impairment. He was not slurring words. His eyes were fine. There was no odor of alcohol.
Authorities got a urine sample from Shuchat, which came back clean a few weeks ago. No drugs. No alcohol. A state prosecutor dropped the case…
Shuchat, 54, an executive at a lumber company in Canada, will not let his arrest slide as a mere inconvenience or a story to tell about American police. He wants to sue the Sheriff’s Office, calling his arrest in Bradenton a terrifying experience…
"This was the most degrading and dehumanizing thing I have ever been through," Shuchat said. "This was crazy. I was not drunk."
Apparently, Canadians don’t fully appreciate our uniquely American "War on Drunk Driving".
(See Field Sobriety Tests: Designed for Failure? and DUI Eye Test a Fraud?)
(Thanks to David Baker)
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