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District Drivers May Have Been Wrongly Convicted Of DWI

11:13 PM, Jun 10, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- It may cost the District millions of dollars to repay drivers that were wrongly issued DWIs.

Some of the convicted are filing a class action law suit against a manufacturer of breathalyzers that District Police used since fall 2008. 10 breathalyzers were calibrated wrong-and they reported blood alcohol levels that were 20 to 30 percent higher.

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says 400 cases may have been affected by the faulty equipment, but only the 11 cases that went to trial are being reopened. Nickles is contacting the convicted drivers and their attorneys to let them know of the mistake.

Written by Katie Snider and Missy Huber
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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