State v. Kampplain, A96A1664

CourtUnited States Court of Appeals (Georgia)
Writing for the CourtBIRDSONG; BEASLEY, C.J., and BLACKBURN
Citation223 Ga.App. 16,477 S.E.2d 143
Docket NumberNo. A96A1664,A96A1664
Decision Date27 September 1996

Page 143

477 S.E.2d 143
223 Ga.App. 16
No. A96A1664.
Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Sept. 27, 1996.

Page 144

[223 Ga.App. 19] T. Joseph Campbell, District Attorney, Lance T. McCoy, Assistant District Attorney, for appellant.

Perrotta & Associates, Gerard P. Verzaal, Cartersville, for appellee.

[223 Ga.App. 16] BIRDSONG, Presiding Judge.

On November 3, 1994, appellee/defendant Rickey Allen Kampplain a/k/a Ricky Allen Kampplain and Rick Allen Kampplain was stopped while driving a motor vehicle. He was given an implied consent warning and submitted to a breath test at the request of the police. Although a new Intoxilizer 5000 was present at the police station and certified operators were present, the police could not get the machine to operate properly; therefore, appellee was tested on an Intoximeter 3000, which did not have the Taguchi cell attached.

Appellee subsequently was charged with DUI, and he thereafter filed a motion to suppress the intoximeter test results. The parties stipulated to the facts relevant to the suppression motion, including the fact that the State could not produce a certificate of breath-testing instrument inspection in accordance with the current requirements of OCGA § 40-6-392. These pertinent statutory provisions require an express certification that the testing machine is "in good working order" and that "all its electronic and operating components prescribed by its manufacturer [are] properly attached." OCGA § 40-6-392(a)(1)(A) and (f). After hearing argument of counsel, the trial court granted the motion to suppress the intoximeter results.

The State appeals from the order of the superior court suppressing the results of a breath test administered to appellant on the Intoximeter 3000. The motion to suppress was based on the State's failure to produce the inspection certificate required by OCGA § 40-6-392(a)(1)(A) and (f) and on the alleged failure of the police to provide appellee with the opportunity to obtain an additional test pursuant to his request. However, in view of the ruling of the trial court granting the suppression motion after the first issue was addressed and argued, witnesses were not called to testify regarding the latter issue.

The State's sole enumeration of error is that the trial court erred when it suppressed the breath test results. Specifically, the State contends the trial court erred in concluding that OCGA § 40-6-392(a)(1)(A) and (f), which was not enacted until April 21, 1995, required retroactive application and the suppression of the State's breath test. [223 Ga.App. 17] The issue before us is whether the trial court erred in suppressing the Intoximeter 3000 test results when the State could not obtain proof that this particular machine would meet the statutory foundation requirements of OCGA §...

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