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NJ Supreme Court Rules Native Language must be used to Explain Breathalyzer Tests to DUI Suspects

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German Marquez was charged three years ago with DUI and Refusal in New Jersey following a 2 car accident.  The defense attorney for Marquez defended that his client did not consent to the test because he did not understand the English explanation as he only speaks Spanish.  Marquez was convicted and appealed only the refusal charge.  The New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the conviction today, ruling that the breathalyzer testing must be explained in the suspects native language.  New Jersey is the first state to mandate such.

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