In most DUI cases, the breathalyzer data is the prosecution's star witness. Many people think that if the breathalyzer shows an elevated blood alcohol count, there is no way to fight the case. However, breathalyzer evidence is not watertight. There are several factors that can impact accuracy. When breathalyzer data becomes potentially invalid, DUI cases may get thrown out. Even when the machine itself is functioning at peak performance, outside factors can result in a false high reading.
When most people think of drunk driving charges, it is usually in reference to getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while impaired. However, a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge can result from the operation of a variety of different motorized and non-motorized vehicles. Recently, an Athens, Georgia resident was charged with a DUI after being suspected of riding a bike while impaired.