Original Case Details
Earlier this year, the Michigan State Police suspended its contract with vendor Intoximeters who issues and calibrates their Datamaster machines. A Datamaster is the breath test you take at the police station if you have been arrested on an alcohol-related offense. The Michigan State Police suspended its contract with Intoximeters due to discrepancies in their maintenance records. This resulted in all 203 statewide Datamasters to be pulled from use to be checked and re-calibrated before going back into use. Upon further investigation, Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged two technicians that work with Intoximeters with felonies for their roles in faking repairs and diagnostic testing on the state’s Datamasters. The technicians, who are both in their 50s, are Andrew Clark of Oxford, and David John of Kalamazoo. Clark faces six felony charges while John faces nine felony charges for allegedly creating fake documents made to show that certain testing and repairs were done to the Datamasters when they actually were not serviced. There are two specific Datamasters in question; one at the Beverly Hills Police Department in Oakland County, and the other at the County Sheriff’s Office in Alpena.