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State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling

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Yakima, WA -  The state supreme court upholds a ruling that will make it tougher for breathalyzer tests to be thrown out of court, but defense lawyers are declaring victory.

They say the ruling returns the power to decide if results are admissible to judges -- not juries.  Prosecutors say they are reading the ruling wrong.

The Washington State Patrol says any ruling that maintains the status quo is what they are looking for.

The high court agreed to review the law after some judges said it was unconstitutional. Prosecutors say the ruling will break the logjam of DUI cases.