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Court Grants Immunity To Crime-Lab Employees

ATLANTA (CN) - The 11th Circuit held that crime-lab employees are entitled to qualified immunity in a driver's lawsuit accusing them of overstating his blood-alcohol test results, triggering a "less-safe DUI" charge. But the jury acquitted Richard Kjellsen of the DUI charge, so the test results did not affect the outcome of his trial.

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