Category Archives: Intoxilyzer 8000

Intoxilyzer 8000 and Problems with Slope Detection

One of the biggest problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 involves the slowness of the IR system combined with relative insensitivity of the pyro electric detector. Basically, the Intoxilyzer 8000 only takes two pulses. Because the system is slow slow, it is nearly impossible for the instrument to obtain a proper slope detection. A study done […]

Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000: Why FDLE Departmental Inspector, Maggie Geddings, Used Cell Phones to Manipulate the Inspection Reports

Just when you think it could not get worse for Laura Barfield, Florida’s Alcohol Testing Program and FDLE’s Departmental Inspectors, you come across a transcript from a courageous prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in Okaloosa County, Florida. At least one employee of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has used a cell phone […]

CMI Lost the Source Code on the Intoxilyzer 8000 – Now What?

Some how the media has yet to catch on to this new development that may impact how DUI cases through the United States are prosecuted for years to come. CMI lost the source code for the “Intoxilyzer 8000” on the conforming products list. Only one version of the “Intoxilyzer 8000” is listed on the conforming […]

Problems with the Pressure Sensor on Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000

During a recent hearing, we learned that a Departmental Inspector with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Roger Skipper, claims that he “developed” Florida’s version of software used on the Intoxilyzer 8000. Roger Skipper has conducted thousands of departmental inspections on an annual basis and also after the machine is “returned from” repair. Amazingly, […]

Florida Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code Update: CMI’s Dog Ate Their Homework

For those of you following the saga to obtain the Source Code for Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000, CMI announced on June 3, 2011 through an affidavit filed in Florida that it does NOT have the Source Code for the only instrument on the DOT conforming products list or the only instrument evaluated and approved for use […]

FDLE Hides “Numerical Results” of the DUI Breath Test Readings

The state of Florida buys a bunch of black boxes. The black boxes are sent to various law enforcement agencies throughout the state. After an arrest is made, the subject is asked to touch the black box. The black box then spits out a piece of paper that says whether the person arrested is “guilty” […]

Volume Not Met (VNM) Flag on Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000

Recently I’ve seen an unusually high number of cases in which someone blows into the Intoxilyzer 8000 after a DUI arrest here in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, with a “VNM” flag. In many of these cases, the person arrested for DUI will report that they tried to blow into the machine as hard as they […]

The Problem with “No Refusal” DUI Checkpoints in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

The news has been filled with stories recently about the new “No Refusal” DUI Checkpoints coming to Tampa Bay. Other counties in Florida have already experimented with forced blood draws after stopping someone for DUI during a checkpoint or roadblock. Could these types of checkpoints be coming to the Tampa Bay area? Update: Since I […]

CMI’s Arguments on Subpoena Duces Tecum for Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code in Hillsborough County, FL

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm are engaged in a fight to obtain the source code of the Intoxilyzer 8000 in order to understand numerous glitches that resulted in at least one employee with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to unplug or otherwise falsify evidence that the instruments could not pass routine […]

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Destroyed CBT Videos of Agency Inspections

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is currently involved in quite a scandal because of video evidence showing the breath test inspectors are unplugging the machines (or otherwise causing unexplained “power outages”) which effectively erase any evidence that the machine is not working properly during routine monthly inspections. A departmental inspector with the FDLE was fired […]