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Validity of use of forensic estimates in drunk driving cases questioned

Over the years, questions have arisen regarding the long-utilized scientific practice of retrograde extrapolation to determine blood alcohol content for collisions that occurred several hours before the intoxicated driver was tested. This practice enables prosecutors to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions even in cases where the drivers avoided official testing at the time of the collision.

Detractors of retrograde extrapolation have labeled it “junk science” and maintain that it is impossible to take every factor into account when attempting to determine blood alcohol content at any point in time other than when a breathalyzer test is administered.

While the battle rages on regarding the efficacy of this practice, the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier have dedicated themselves to bringing individuals who choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol to justice. We want you to know that, as a victim of a drunk driver, you should not be held financially accountable for your injuries. To learn more, call (262) 523-4700 today.


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