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What: A Minnesota man accused of drunk driving says he should be able to review the source code of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN breathalyzer used by police.
When: Minnesota Court of Appeals rules on January 13.
Outcome: Request for source code rejected.
What happened, according to court documents and other sources: If police think you're driving while intoxicated, they'll probably demand that you blow into a tube connected to a simple portable computer. Your breath flows into a chamber with an infrared light … Read more