Intoxilyzer 9000

Intoxilyzer 9000

Johnson County has upgraded their Intoxilyzer 8000 machines to the Intoxilyzer 9000. CMI is the corporation that produces alcohol breath testing machines. The Intoxilyzer 9000 is their newest, most advanced, and supposedly most accurate instrument. According to them, the Intoxilyzer 9000 is:

  1. Easy to Use by using a one button operation
  2. Reads Multiple IR Wavelength
  3. Does a Multi-Standard Calibration Check
  4. Can use both wet and dry ethanol gas standards
  5. Is able to perform multi-point calibration adjustments, and field calibration adjustment
  6. By using a pulsed source it eliminates the need for a mechanical chopper in the analytical section.
  7. Has numerous and easily accessible communication ports
  8. Has Interferent Detection
  9. Meet specifications of OIML
  10. Has an easy to use, internal thermal line printer

Interestingly, CMI doesn’t even allow the purchasers of this breathalyzer machine to have a copy of the manual. Why? I believe it is because they know it could be used in court by a skilled DUI trial attorney against law enforcement to attack the reliability or use of the machine.

Chemical testing in a DUI case is very crucial. Find the best attorney you can and speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has handled many driving under the influence charges. It should be noted that Kansas legislators tried to criminalize a test refusal for DUI cases under K.S.A. 8-1025. However, the Kansas Supreme Court just ruled the statute criminalizing the refusal was unconstituional.