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Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases

An Orange County Crime Lab error leads to inaccurate blood alcohol test results that could affect hundreds of DUI cases, officials say.

By Richard Winton

4:54 PM PST, November 10, 2013

The Orange County Crime Lab produced inaccurate blood alcohol test results in 2,200 driving-under-the-influence cases filed by prosecutors this year — mistakes that could affect outcomes in dozens of cases.

Prosecutors in recent days sent letters to people charged with driving under the influence, including 900 whose cases resulted in convictions. The letters advised them that their cases were among those with miscalculations.

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