A 32-year-old Brockton, MA man’s chart-topping .384 blood alcohol reading has rekindled the debate over the reliability of the breathalyzer test, with critics saying anybody blowing that high a level should either be in a coma — or dead.
Noted defense attorney J. Albert Johnson, who has been waging a war against the breath analyzer test for years, said this case is further evidence the test is bogus.
“The breathalyzer remains a fraud and a hoax. It has never worked,” Johnson told the Herald. “If this individual’s blood had been drawn, and it showed .384, the individual would be comatose.”
Johnson said he has seen such a high reading before — but the driver was “comatose or deceased.” He added that anyone pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving should refuse to take a breathalyzer test.
“It’s a phony machine. I’ve been fighting it all my life,” he added.
Dammon McLaren told the Herald last night he disagrees with the staggering score he registered Sunday night after he was pulled over in Providence by Rhode Island state police.
“I don’t feel that’s accurate,” McLaren said from his front porch. “I was coherent when I was talking to officers.”
“You’ve got to be in blackout stage,” Hogan said of a .384 reading. “Something is amok or at least warrants thorough examination.”
Medical experts say anyone blowing a .384 is risking death.
Attorney Lawrence Taylor from CA has been covering Breathalyzer accuracy issues for years on his blog. http://www.duiblog.com/