June 21, 2013
According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in the amount of $8,000.00. The grant money is to be used to purchase a new Intoxilyzer 9000 which will replace the existing Intoxilyzer 5000.
After a comprehensive evaluation of evidential breath alcohol testing instruments currently sold in the US, the CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 was selected by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Division of Forensic Sciences as the successor to the Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 5000.
The GBI has developed a five-year plan to transition from the Intoxilyzer 5000 to the Intoxilyzer 9000, which includes replacement instrument selection, training and instrument replacement.
Training and implementation for the new instrument will be phased in over three calendar years beginning in 2013.