ADDITIONAL ATTACKS AGAINST THE INTOXILYZER 8000 BEING PREPARED TO BE FILED This is in response to the two articles about the petition against the Intoxilyzer 8000 instrument. A petition on behalf of several hundred people with current Palm Beach County DUI cases is being prepared to be filed with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings challenging the approval status of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machine. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not only mislead the public during the approval process of the Intoxilyzer 8000 instrument in 2002, but later in 2004 when the Intoxilyzer 8000 instrument would not function properly, brought the machine back to the manufacturer and had substantial modifications done to the machine so that it would allegedly work properly. Unfortunately, these changes and modifications to the Intoxilyzer 8000 were not properly disclosed to the Department of Transportation, law enforcement or the public. All of these persons have a vested interest in insuring that only reliable scientific evidence be utilized against individuals accused of drunk driving. The upcoming petition challenges that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (F.D.L.E.) knew that they were substantially modifying the instrument when they decided to drill certain holes into purge valves and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement fails to enact proper rules which would insure proper calibration of the instrument as has been required by the Florida Supreme Court. The same challenge is still pending in the County Courts of Palm Beach County which have now ruled that all of the interested parties move their battle up to Tallahassee and exhaust the administrative channels first. Should the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings properly rule that the Intoxilyzer 8000 instrument has been substantially modified, then a new instrument would have to be approved for use in the State of Florida. Law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida have utilized only the Intoxilyzer 8000. Furthermore, if the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings enters an order finding that the rules are insufficient to insure scientifically reliable testing, then obviously the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (F.D.L.E.) has more work cut out for it so to be able to insure only scientifically accurate and reliable results begin to be utilized in prosecutions of drunk driving cases throughout the State of Florida.