At Zeliff | Watson, we have seen some of the first DUI breath tests using Georgia's new Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing machine. The tests apparently started earlier this month, and the new Intoxilyzer 9000 machine will likely now be the only machine utilized in Forsyth County.
You will know you were testing on this new machine if you were given a print out with graph-like data on it. This data, known as a histogram, contains breath and alcohol concentration information. This new 9000 machine will be touted as far superior to the old Intoxilyzer 5000, which was Georgia's only approved machine since the early 90s.
There are other changes in the new 9000 model Intoxilyzer, including the ability to run a dry gas calibration check with every breath test, the ability to store more information and transmit data on every test run, and different technology in the machine that actually determines a breath alcohol concentration.
My prior article, entitled "Georgia's New Breath Testing Machine- Intoxilyzer 9000- Coming 2013" discusses more on the new 9000 model and its likely weaknesses, as well as the old Intoxilyzer 5000 model machine.
Both myself and my law partner attended one of the first Intoxilyzer 9000 training seminars dealing specifically with the 9000 machine in early 2013. We know what it takes to fight a DUI charge, especially when a breath test is involved. If you have a new DUI arrest, or questions about Georgia's breath test changes, call our firm directly or email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to discuss your case in full and go over best defenses, potential breath test problems, and expert witness options to help in your breath test defense.