Drunken driving cases disputed (Attorneys promise challenges after lab manager’s resignation)
Written by Adam Wilson
Full Article Published in The Olympian
“Defense attorneys across the state now are going to challenge the admissibility of the breath tests,” said Bill Bowman, president-elect of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
“The bigger implication, in my opinion, is to the credibility of the state,” he added, explaining the state toxicology lab is expected to produce objective, accurate information for use by both the accused person and prosecutors.
“Because now her honesty is in question, any tests she had done, including blood work, could be challenged. Personal credibility is at issue,” Bowman said.
“Ms. Gordon was the supervisor for all kinds of breath and blood tests,” he said. “It makes you wonder at the very least what corners she cut.”
Adam Wilson covers state workers and politics for The Olympian. He can be reached at 360-753-1688 or email@example.com.