Could Vials Used By Fort Worth Police Alter Blood Alcohol Results? Some Experts Say Yes

Vials that have been used for years by Fort Worth police to collect blood from suspected drunken drivers may be affecting the reliability of blood alcohol test results, according to a defense attorney and experts interviewed by the Star-Telegram.

To save money, the department has been using the smaller vials and assembling its own kits to test blood samples for alcohol concentration rather than buying ones already made.