The New Jersey Attorney General recently represented to the New Jersey Supreme Court that it would be discontinuing use of the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C breath test program in 2016, less than ten years after the program commenced and after tens of millions of dollars have been spent.
The State has represented to the Supreme Court that it is discontinuing use of the Alcotest because of the inablity of the manufacturer to maintain the machine going forward. This became known after the State’s ability to provide data about each breath test test was challenged.
The State was ordered to produce this information and to modify the device at the time the Court approved use of the Alcotest in the Chun case.
Consequently, the State will be selecting a new breath test program which will have to be approved again by the Court. In the meantime,the Alcotest program used to test defendants in DWI cases will be subject to question.