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Driver gets source code for breathalyser

This one rings a bell
Fri Aug 10 2007, 10:05
A GEEZER facing a drink driving conviction has won the right to have a look at the source code for the "Intoxilyzer" 5000EN breathalyser which gave evidence against him.

This is not the first time this matter has come before beaks in America, albeit in a different "state" of the union with different bewigged "judges" presiding.

Some time back this matter came back in a different place where old people go to retire.

Minnesota Supreme Court has said that Dale Lee Underdahl was entitled to look at the "Intoxilyzer" 5000EN source code.

His brief, Jeffrey Sheridan said the source code was necessary because otherwise "for all we know, it's a random number generator."

According to News.com, a judge said yes, but Michael Campion, Minnesota's commissioner in charge of public safety, opposed the ruling.

The problem was that no one was sure if the code belonged to the State or CMI which makes the "Intoxilyzer". Oddly CMI said it's code belonged to the State, while the State said it was confidential, copyrighted and proprietary. More here. µ

 

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