Harris County Contracts With DPS For DWI Breath Tests


Harris County Commissioner’s Court has chosen to contract with DPS for Harris County Sheriff’s Office breath testing needs.

Recently local defense lawyers went before the court and accused the district attorney’s office of asking county officials to not renew the contract that was in place with Lone Star College, because Amanda Culbertson, a former HPD crime lab supervisor had given court testimony casting doubt on the accuracy of test results from the Houston Police Department’s breath-alcohol testing vans, potentially affecting DWI cases. Culbertson now works for the college’s breath-alcohol testing training program. You can read more about it here.

Whomever has the contract, the integrity of the test and ultimately the evidence that the state plans to use to prosecute those accused of DWI must be accurate. If you are need of the services of a Houston DWI Attorney, call Texas Board Certified criminal defense lawyer Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.

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