Lawyers say police using faulty breathalyzers

2016-03-04 20:50:36

Lawyers for Good Governance have complained to Government Analyst Sakuntala Tennakoon that the measures used by the Police to identify drunken drivers were not accurate.

They said sub-standard breathalyzers were used by violating the instructions of the government Analyst on quality measurements.

The lawyers said the technical specifications issued by Traffic Police ASP W.D.A. Dananjaya on July 15, 2011 was flawed, because the expiry date must be displayed on the breathalyzer. They said such expiry dates were not seen in the breathalyzers being used by the police.

They also complained that the breathalyzers used by the police could be manipulated so as to introduce alcohol if one needs to accuse an innocent person of a traffic offence..

The lawyers for Good Governance requested the Government analyst to take steps to make necessary changes so that the rule of law could be enforced in a justifiable manner. (TFT)


  Comments - 4

  • Needi Saturday, 5 March 2016 06:46

    Very correct. Police is doing for some benefits. Thanks to lawyers.

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    usaguy Saturday, 5 March 2016 07:43

    agree but we should be more concerned about cases where the police fail do the tests on drivers after major accidents and the suspects getting away. via DM Android App

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    Ravi Saturday, 5 March 2016 15:39

    ha ha ha ...... ha ha ha ........

    Reply : 0       1

    roshan Saturday, 5 March 2016 16:45

    Also if somebody can walk 20m on a straight line, that means he is ok ???

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