DUI Blood Tests Flood DPS Lab

The Arizona Republic
October 11, 2001

Jim Walsh, The Arizona Republic

The following quotes are from the above-referenced article. For an exact reprint of this article click here to see the full article in PDF format.

A backlog of blood test requests from police to the state Department of Public Safety's laboratory has forced prosecution delays and some case dismissals.

Todd Griffith, DPS' scientific analysis superintendent, acknowledged that blood test requests from police have swamped the lab. The three criminalists on duty tested about 9,000 blood samples last year, double the 4,000 to 5,000 routinely tested only a couple of years ago, he said.

Craig Penrod, a defense attorney, said blood testing became more popular with police after judges in Phoenix and Glendale city courts tossed out thousands of breath tests following challenges to the accuracy of breath testing machines.

Law Offices of Craig W. Penrod

Penrod footer logo 2

You can depend on our Arizona DUI attorneys and Arizona criminal lawyers if you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated and/or need a criminal defense. DWI attorneys offer essential legal representation and protect your rights. Make sure you have an Arizona DUI lawyer or Arizona criminal attorney protecting your interests.

Contact Us Today!

Contact our Arizona DUI attorneys and Arizona criminal lawyers for your defense. Our Arizona DUI lawyers and Arizona criminal attorneys are here to protect your rights. Our Phoenix criminal attorneys and Phoenix DUI lawyers will work with you to present the best possible defense.