- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s ruling that allowed Scottsdale police crime lab results of blood-alcohol tests to be used as evidence against nearly a dozen DUI defendants.

The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will schedule oral arguments on the case.

The state Court of Appeals’ decision in January 2013 had erased a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s ruling on the reliability of blood-testing equipment used by the Scottsdale crime lab.

The judge ruled that the lab hadn’t properly applied testing principles and that the blood tests for the defendants could not be used.

However, a Court of Appeals panel ruled that the results were admissible and it lifted a legal hold on the defendants’ cases and allowed them to proceed.

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