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DWI TESTS Breath After years of litigation surrounding the Intoxilyzer 5000, the State of Minnesota has implemented the use of a new breath testing machine, the DataMaster DMT-G. The new breath testing device was purchased in hopes of effectively ending the use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and the trouble surrounding the machine. DataMaster Breath Test...

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Test – Officers commonly use the same three tests.  These tests are not mandatory and can be refused, although officers will never inform you of this. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test or HGN is a test where the officer requests the individual follow a pen or their finger.  The officer is looking for nystagmus...

What is a PBT?

What is this mystical preliminary breath test (PBT)? A PBT is a small handheld device that an officer uses in an attempt to measure blood alcohol content by measuring the alcohol contained in your breath as you exhale into the PBT.