State Chemist Accused of Perjury in DUI Cases
Below is a link to an article out of Texas detailing a chemist from a state lab allegedly offering perjured testimony in DUI trials. The chemist has two problems, first he mixed up blood that was drawn as evidence in DUI cases, and second it appears that he has been offering perjured testimony concerning the mix up. It reached such a level that a trial judge had to order him to stop testifying. The most damning part of this story is that the District Attorney's office appears unfazed by all of this, and is continuing to call a witness whose testimony is no longer reliable and is continuing to prosecute cases in which the evidence may be tainted.
On a broader level the story illustrates how complex DUI cases have become.
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