Category Archives: FDLE

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 Intoxilyzer 8000 Problems – Laura Barfield Explains…

Update: April 2, 2013: Ding Dong. Laura Barfield is gone… from FDLE’s alcohol breath testing program. Something about she resigned or was fired or “FDLE is moving in a new direction.” Make a comment if you know why. Update: April 6, 2013: Looks like the official reason she is leaving can be found in FDLE’s […]