258,000 Breath-Tests Faked by Victoria Police

Australian Politics, Crime, Police

It has come to light that Victoria police have falsely produced the results of thousands of roadside breath test results. Over five years, Victoria police have reportedly faked over 250,000 breath tests.

As of yet there is no evidence that any citizens have been arrested or prosecuted as a result of fake test results, rather the tests were faked to match the quotas they were given. This is, however, a huge breach of trust with the community of Victoria, as roadside breath-tests are, to date, one of the most effective solutions to drunk driving accidents. In fact some cities such as Mexico City and Los Angeles saw reductions of over 60% in drunk driving accidents after strict breathalyzer operations were put in place.