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Attorney: DUI blood testing inaccurate for months - abc27 WHTM

Attorney: DUI blood testing inaccurate for months

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg attorney Justin McShane has long questioned the accuracy of DUI breath testing in Pennsylvania, and now he says the blood testing system used by state police in Harrisburg was not accurate for several months.

McShane says the pipettes that gather and dispense the blood sample and solution for testing are required to be calibrated yearly. McShane said calibration log sheets he obtained show that three pipettes used in the Harrisburg laboratory were scheduled to be recalibrated September 13, 2011, but weren't until January 7, 2012.

State police told abc27 that a second set of calibrated pipettes was used at the lab during the time in question, and at no time were non-calibrated devices used in the lab.

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