State Supreme Court sides with DPS in simulator dispute

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 11:24 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Supreme Court is upholding breath-alcohol tests in nearly 8,000 drunken driving cases despite a clerical error that raised questions about the validity of the tests.

Two men had challenged the revocation of their driver's licenses saying the equipment used to test them wasn't approved.

The equipment is called a Guth 2100 and is used to calibrate breath-alcohol analyzers. Paperwork approving the equipment lists it as a Guth 2121. The mistake resulted in the firing of test director McBeth Sample.

The Supreme Court says the Guth 21-hundred was properly approved and that the administrative code should be corrected to reflect the court's order.