Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (175)

Clare Daly

Question:

175. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents in which the intoxilyzer 6000 has been deemed to be faulty in relation to prosecutions for drink driving. [12036/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the Medical Bureau of Road Safety (MBRS), which is under the aegis of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, has statutory responsibility for the testing, approval and supply and maintenance of evidential testing machines and roadside breath testing screening devices to An Garda Síochána. I am further informed that the Garda authorities are unaware of any reported incidents where the Intoxilyzer/Evidenzer machine has been deemed faulty in relation to prosecutions for drink driving offences.