Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Problem with Mouth Alcohol and Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000

Why is Edward Owens, the former Agency Inspector for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, blowing twice the legal limit during his monthly inspection of the Intoxilyzer 8000? Either he was intoxicated when doing the inspection, or the instrument can’t detect the presence of a tiny amount of mouth alcohol. How many other sober people blow […]

Florida’s Missing COBRA Data for the Intoxilyzer 8000

Did CMI recently start uploading a new software version on Intoxilyzer 8000 instruments in Florida? The new software version is still being called 8100.27 (often called “Version 27”), but this new software has started causing a big glitch. The glitch makes the COBRA data disappear in monthly inspections and for certain test subject electronic data. […]

Scott Kunstmann, Florida Highway Patrol DUI Trooper, Accused of Misconduct

Trooper Scott Kunstmann started his career with the Florida Highway Patrol in 2007. He looks proud and excited in his graduation picture from the training academy. When he started with FHP he probably never imagined that he would be arrested and charged with perjury and official misconduct. On November 5, 2012, the State Attorney’s Office […]