We recently learned that the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has decided not to resume blood alcohol testing in DUI cases. CDPHE suspended testing on July 3, 2013 pending a review by an outside independent lab. After CDPHE suspended testing this summer, most law enforcement agencies began to send their blood samples to private labs for analysis. Apparently CDPHE decided that there was no public health need to justify doing DUI testing and that private labs have filled the void. In general, the private labs have been charging more for testing than CDPHE and we expect that those costs will be passed on to defendants who are charged and convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI).
admin2013-10-22T11:00:00+00:00October 22nd, 2013|