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DUI test accuracy questioned in Lebanon County

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

Lebanon County's four judges in the Court of Common Pleas have all signed an order that forbids prosecutors from admitting as evidence DUI blood tests that were conducted on certain machines at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The order came after a challenge from Harrisburg attorney Justin McShane, who said the DUI blood testing procedure used at the hospital is leading to inaccurate results.

McShane said technicians at the hospital are not following the recommended guidelines of the manufacturer of the Siemens Dade Dimension machine. The court order indicates that the Lebanon County district attorney's office may no longer use results from tests conducted improperly on the machines.

Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold said he has never had a concern about the testing procedure. He said Good Samaritan Hospital's results are accurate.

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