Category Archives: DUI Expert Witness and Consultant

Florida’s FDLE Alcohol Testing Program – Don’t Follow the 11D-8 Rules? Rewrite the Rule. Repeat.

“Only sometimes when we pick and choose among the rules we discover later that we have set aside something precious in the process.” – Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Matthew Malhiot recently wrote an article discussing how the Florida Alcohol Testing Program (ATP) violated Chapter 11D-8 F.A.C. rules when it failed to conduct department […]

A Review of Matthew Malhiot’s Intoxilyzer 8000 Training

Yesterday I attended Matthew Malhiot’s CLE Course in Tampa, FL, entitled “Intoxilyzer 8000 & Florida Software Version 8100.27 – Understanding the Instrument and Interpreting the Results.” Matthew Malhiot is a forensic consulting and DUI expert who left FDLE to start his own consulting practice in Canton, Georgia, in late 2010. His company is called Forensic […]

Flow Sensor Calibrations: Why the Intoxilyzer 8000 Used for Florida DUI Breath Tests is Unreliable

Matthew Malhiot recently published an informative article discussing the Intoxilyzer® 8000: Flow Sensor Problems in Florida. The article describes how Florida never bothered to develop any procedure for testing whether the Intoxilyzer 8000 instruments could accurately measure the amount of air blow into the machine. As a result, the instrument may have produced unreliable breath […]

Matthew E. Malhiot, Former FDLE Departmental Inspector, Now Expert Defense Witness on Intoxilyzer 8000

Matthew E. Malhiot formerly worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a departmental inspector. He has worked with the Intoxilyzer 8000 since its inception in Florida. He was also intimately involved in the development of the Florida software. The software allows for some of the numerical results to be reported, while other numerical […]