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This use to be a problem in Florida with drunk driving arrests. The company that makes the code for the breathalyzers wouldn't allow their code to be reviewed by defendants. There was finally a precedent set that defendants couldn't mount a viable defense without reviewing the code.

So for a while people accused of a DUI could wind up getting off, under the right circumstances, by requesting the source code then getting refused by the company.

The company finally allowed pieces of the code to be reviewed by the courts.




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