The Iowa Supreme Court is set to hear a case about a truck driver who lost his CDL after narrowly failing a breath test.
In 2012, Brandon Dean Watson was given a breathalyzer test. He blew a .041, just over the state’s legal limit for truck drivers. The state’s legal limit for truck drivers is .04. As a result, Watson lost his CDL for a year.
Watson is fighting the citation, claiming the state should honor its .004 margin of error, which means Watson may have been under the legal limit.
Earlier, an appellate court denied re-visiting Watson’s case, stating the margin of error does not apply to CDL holders, but now the ultimate decision lies in the hands of the Supreme Court.