State Crime Lab Off the Sauce, Able to Investigate DUI Cases Again


Three King County District Court judges who in 2008 called into question the ability of the state crime laboratory to accurately report the results of DUI breath tests will revisit the issue after authorities promised Monday that problems at the lab have been addressed.

In the three years since the ruling, the laboratory has undergone a major overhaul, lab leadership was replaced and the facility was accredited, authorities said.

“We’re looking forward to telling them about a remarkable transform of the state toxicology lab,” [King County Prosecutor Dan] Satterberg said. “The state scrubbed that lab from top to bottom; we’ll be able to prove to the court that every one of their concerns have been taken care of.”