Bill to close breathalyzer database won’t affect police DUI records

Legislation to close portions of the state database of breath-alcohol test results won’t affect information available in law enforcement reports on drunken driving arrests, the bill’s sponsor said.

An individual’s breathalyzer results “will still be in police reports,” said Sen. John Cooke, the Weld County Republican who introduced SB 16-132. “When someone gets arrested, everything will be in there, just as it has been. And it will always be in court documents, obviously.”

What won’t be available under the bill is the entire breathalyzer database kept by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Continue…