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Thousands of Tennessee DUI cases in jeopardy

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

Thousands of DUI results statewide could be in jeopardy after a TBI employee was fired this week for mishandling evidence.

Of the 2,800 cases handled by the former special agent, there are 323 cases in Hamilton County alone.

All samples obtained in the cases will be retested for blood-alcohol content. Based on those results, convictions could potentially be overturned or pending cases dismissed. The TBI said it plans to add an additional step to its testing process to ensure the same mistake doesn't happen in the future.

Former Special Agent Kyle Bayer was fired on Monday after an internal investigation revealed he mistakenly switched two blood alcohol samples in a vehicular homicide case in Hamilton County.

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