Florida Opinion: DUI risk shouldn’t be based on a ‘magic box’

For over a decade, Florida has been relying on Kentucky-based CMI, Inc.’s Intoxilyzer 8000 as the primary means of detecting and prosecuting suspected “drunk drivers.” This machine, at the heart of Florida’s DUI prosecution methodology, is fundamentally flawed — a combination of the machine’s mysterious secret inner works, flawed scientific assumptions, or operation and maintenance error. Justice should not be meted out by a machine, but sadly, too many humans are being judged guilty by imperfect technology.

The breath test machine