Supreme Court Orders Halt to further Alcotest Expansion

In a letter addressed to the Hon. Michael Patrick King, PJAD (ret.), the designated special master in the State v. Chun Alcotest case, the New Jersey Supreme Court today order that no further expansion of the use of the Alcotest 7110 be undertaken in the State without the prior authorization of the Supreme Court. Writing for the Court, Clerk Stephen Townsend also included an order that provides that the experts in this case will be selected by Judge King and paid for by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The Court’s order, as embodied in the letter, effectively halts the continuing roll-out of the Alcotest 7110 around the State by the Office of the Attorney General until a final determination as to the instrument’s scientific reliability has been adjudicated.

Download a copy of the letter and order.

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