A Project of the University of Michigan Law School and the MDefenders Program

Pages 1-4 discuss the history and development of the DRE program; pages 6-10 explain how the DRE test fails Rule of Evidence 702 because it does not assist the trier of fact to understand a fact in issue and the officers who testify about it are not qualified in the relevant field of knowledge; and pages 11-26 explain why the DRE protocol fails each of the five Daubert factors.