MSP investigating ‘potential fraud’ by breathalyzer vendor

LANSING (WOOD) — Michigan State Police says workers at the vendor that maintained its breathalyzer machines may have committed fraud, and it’s telling officers to use blood draws to determine drunken driving until it has confirmed all the machines are properly calibrated.

In a letter (PDF) to prosecutors last week, state police said they had already cut off their contract with vendor Intoximeters Jan. 7 because of “performance-related issues.”