SD City Attorney Says State Court Has Cut DUI Defense Tactic

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – When the Supreme Court of the United States opted not to take-up the appeal of a California case this week, the court removed one tactic used by attorneys to defend their clients against drunk driving charges.

A defense attorney can no longer argue against the broad use of breathalyzer tests in court. That ruling was first made by the California Supreme Court in Vangelder v. California, and the state ruling will stand because the Supreme Court rejected a request to review the state case.

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith compared the arguments against breathalyzer tests to arguments that “the Earth is flat.” Read More