No City For Drunk-Driving (Yet): SFPD's DUI “Scandal” Isn't Automatic DUI Freedom

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The San Francisco Police Department's latest evidence-handling SNAFU — in which numerous drunk-driving arrests and convictions came into question because SFPD was using equipment that wasn't in working order — rightly made headlines and led foreheads to be slapped throughout the city. Especially when Public Defender Jeff Adachi talked about the six years' worth of DUI convictions cases that could be thrown out.

But does it deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the drug lab scandal, in which hundreds of drug cases were tossed out? Nah.

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