Herbert H. Leckie

herbert_h_leckie349 Mountain Rd.
P.O. Box 336
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Ph: (908) 534.8300
Fx: (908) 534.8911
dwiconsultants@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae’ Herbert H. Leckie
Formal Education

6/00 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. Received a Juris Doctorate Degree. Served as the President of the Student Bar Association, 1999 – 2000.

5/95 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration Of Justice with Honors.

6/82 Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey. Received an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

6/80 Edison High School, Edison, New Jersey.

Career Experience

7/03 – Present Vice President of DWI Consultants, inc. Providing expert review, analysis, instruction and testimony in the following areas: Breathalyzer 900/900A, Alcotest 7110 MK IllC, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Procedures and Evaluations, Drug Recognition Expert Evaluation Case Review. Received Operator training on the following breath test instrumentation: Breathalyzer 900/900A, Alcotest 7110 MK IlIC, BAG Datamaster, Intoxilyzer 5000, and Intoxilyzer 8000.

2/89 – 7/03 New Jersey State Police, Assigned to the Alcohol/Drug Test Unit, Division Headquarters as a Breath Test Coodinator/lnstructor. Assignment responsibilities included: Alcotest 7110 MK IIIC Project Coordinator, inspection/repairs of Breathalyzers in an assigned geographical area. Provided instruction to municipal, county and state police officers regarding the theory and principle of breath testing, Breathalyzer operation, physiology of alcohol and psycho-physical evaluations. Conducted lectures to numerous civic groups, the academic community as well as alcohol treatment facilities. Accepted as an expert witness in this field in numerous municipal courts throughout the State of New Jersey.

2/83 – 3/89 New Jersey State Police. Assigned to various road stations in Northern New Jersey including: Totowa, Flemington, Somerville, Tactical Patrol Unit (Somerville), end Perryville. As a general road Trooper, responded to numerous complaints, handled criminal investigations, motor vehicle accidents, as well as exceptional participation in the Drinking and Driving Program.

10/82 – 3/83 Attended the New Jersey State Police Academy, Sea Girt, NJ, where instruction was administered in traffic and law enforcement.
Sworn into the New Jersey State Police on March 4, 1983

Promoted to Sergeant on October 6, 2001

Retired on a Medical Disability from the New Jersey State Police effective July 1, 2003

Technical & Professional Training

12/05 Completed a two-day course of instruction entitled “Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator’s Course” in Tunica, Mississippi. This course included instruction in the following areas: Aicohol and the human body, scientific operating principles and theory, legal aspects, nomenclature, laboratory operation and evaluation of the Intoxilyzer Model 8000 instrument for evidential breath alcohol testing. This course also included a practical aspect which consisted of the administration of the SFST’s, estimation of BAC, and the administration of breath tests to participants in a controlled drinking exercise. Additional “hands on” use of the Intoxilyzer 8000 included evaluation of the instrument’s slope detector in detecting the presence of mouth alcohol and other interferents introduced during breath testing on both sober and intoxicated individuals.

12/05 Attended a presentation by Dale A. Carpenter, Ph.D., the Technical Director of : the Chemical Test for Intoxication Unit of the State of Alabama. This presentation was provided at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Laboratory Facility in Saginaw, Alabama. The presentation by Dr. Carpenter and his staff included a complete tour of the facility, classroom and laboratory demonstration, instruction, discussion and a power point presentation regarding all facets of the Alabama Breath Testing Program pertaining to the administration and reliability of the Alcotest 7110 MK IIIC instrument in the State of Alabama. Included in these discussions were comparisons to the present NJ 3.11 firmware and the configuration of the Alcotest 7110 MK IllC instrument in the State of New Jersey. Topics also covered included the scientific studies generated by the State of Alabama to establish the scientific reliability of the instrument under the firmware and procedures adopted by the State of Alabama and/or the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Additionally, there was a demonstration of the inspection procedures of the of Alabama which included but was not limited to, Breath Temperature Sensing Capabilities and Testing Procedures, Accuracy and Precision of the Alcotest 7110 MK lllC instrument, acceptable tolerances, breath volume, mouth aicohol, interferents, calibration of the instrument, calibration checks linearity test procedures, AC voltage Range ChecKs, triggering of error messages in the Alcotest 7110 MK IIIC Instrument. Also included was “hands on” use of the Alcotest 7110 MK IllC instrument, inspection, identification and an explanation of the actual physical parts of the interior of an opened Alcotest 7110MK IllC instrument.

08/05 Attended the 11th Annual IACP DRE Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving in Arlington, Virginia. The course included: NHTSA/SFST/DRE Update which consisted of the latest most up-to-date information regarding the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program SFST, Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DRE).

07/05 Completed the “Workplace Alcohol Testing Breath Alcohol Technician Evidential Breath Testing Instructor Course” as per the United States Department of Transportation Procedures for Transportation Workplace. Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs effective August 1, 2001 under 49 CFR Part 40 of the Federal Register. This course was taught by a certified BAT Instructor from Alpha Pro Solutions, Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida. This course was held at the JFK International Airport Medical Office in Jamaica, NY. This certification as a Certified Breath Alcohol Technician and Certified Breath Alcohol Technical Instructor permits me to train and Certify individuals in safety sensitive positions as Breath Alcohol Technicians under the United States Department of Transportation Regulations.

06/05 Successfully completed a two-day “Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)” Instructor training program sponsored by Health Communications, Inc. Arlington, Virginia. This course was held in Medford, Massachusetts. The TIPS course of instruction is a nationally recognized program designed to assist servers of alcoholic beverages in taking a leading role on the effort to prevent intoxication by recognizing behavioral cues and intoxication rate factors. The completion of this course includes Certification as a TIPS Certified Trainer in all nine programs: Commercial Programs For On Premise, Off Premise, Concessions, Social Functions and Casinos, Consumer Programs for University, Parents, Workplace, and Senior Citizens.

06/05 Attended a sixteen hour workshop titled “Maintenance and Repair On The Intoxilyzer 5000 Series’ Infrared Instrument provided by C. E. S. Consulting in Daytona Beach, Florida. This course included instruction in the theory of infrared breath test instrumentation, basic elements of infrared evidential breath test machines the “systems” of the Intoxilyzer including a hands-on break down and re-assembly of the Intoxilyzer 5000 instrument.

05/05 Attended a 32 hour “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor lopment Train rig Program” sponsored by LaPier & Associates. While acting as one of three primary many instructors in this course, it provided a refresher Instructor Course Status in the current September 2004 NHTSA DWI/SFST Course Curriculum. Las Vegas, Nevada.

4/05 Attended an Intoxilyzer 8000 Training Course in Jackson, Mississippi. This seminar included instruction in the general scientific principles behind Infrared instrumentation with a focus on the operating procedures for the intoxilyzer 8000 and Intoxilyzer 5000 instruments. This course also included “hands on” operation of both instruments, which included: conducting and assisting with various experiments involving mouth alcohol interference as well as RFI detection.

2/05 Attended the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar titled ‘DWI In The 21st Century: New Breath Test, New Statutes, New Rules” at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The seminar focused on the current NJ operating and inspection procedures for the Drager Alcotest 7110 MKIII C. Topics included: Acceptable tolerances of the instrument, linearity and calibration procedures, simulator change procedures, temperature probe certification, and the instrument’s current operating capabilities utilizing the NJ3.11 firmware.

6/04 Attended the Tenth Annual IACP DRE Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving in Phoenix, Arizona. Course included: NHTSA/SFST/DRE Update, which consisted of the latest most up to date information regarding the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (SFST), Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DRE), and the Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP). This included, but was not limited to the National Strategy for the DRE Program and legislation currently in Congress.

5/04 Attended the Supervisory Level training course held at the factory location of National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc. in Mansfield, Ohio. Instruction given in the Theory of Operation on the Infrared instrumentation known as the Datamaster/CDM. This instruction included but was not limited to updated instruction in the Application of Infrared Spectroscopy, the Optical Path, Breath Path and Plumbing, Calibration Factors and Sampling Requirements to include the Breath and Simulator. Also included were the Calibration Procedures, Voltage Adjustments, and Troubleshooting of the instrument. Additionally, this course provided hands-on training sessions, which included repairing the instrument as well as completely dismantling and rebuilding of the Infrared Datamaster/CDM Instrument. Demonstration was given of the newly loped Datamaster/DMT Infrared instrument and tour of the production facilities.

4/04 Attended an Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar titled “DWI Defense Advocacy Training” at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ. Topics included: Various issues encountered in Breathalyzer cases and DWI penalties for offenses as of January 20, 2004.

1/04 Attended the Institute of Continuing Legal education (ICLE) Seminar in Cherry Hill, NJ. Topics covered included: DWI Case Law Update, New Challenges to the Breathalyzer and Blood Tests, Changes and Ramifications of the current and recently enacted Drinking Driving Laws and an Update on the Alcotest 7110 MK IIIC instrumentation litigation and/or issues.

11/03 Attended and successfully completed the three-day 24 hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program sponsored by Lapier & Associates. This course provided the most current and updated information regarding the proper administration, scoring and reliability of the SFST tests. My attendance at this course involved participation as a student and also as a SFST Instructor so as to provide myself refresher course status and/or information in the “Concepts and Principles of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests” as per the current January 2002 manual and training. Baltimore, MD.

6/03 Attended the four hour “Supervisory Level” course of instruction in the operation and use of the Infrared instrument known as the BAC Datamaster, Edison NJ.

1/03 Attended Alcotest 7110 MK III C Training Session provided by Hansueli Ryser, Managing Director, Drager Safety, Inc. at New Jersey State Police Division Headquarters, West Trenton, NJ.

4/02 Attended the New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists Spring Seminar Alcotest 7110 MK III – A New Wave in Breath Alcohol Analysis, Atlantic City NJ.

11/01 Attended the Alcotest 7110 MK III Recertification course to maintain Operator’s status.

6/01 Certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Course Manager by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Long Beach, CA.

6/01 Attended the 7th Annual Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving Seminar, Long Beach, CA.

5/01 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

11/99 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

3/99 Received Certification as an Operator of the Alcotest 7110 MK III.

2/98 Successfully completed the Draeger Alcotest Mark IIIC Supervisor Training Course, Ewing, NJ.

1/98 Certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

11/97 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

7/97 Certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

10/96 Completed The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Drug Recognition Expert Pre-School at the Passaic County Police Academy, Wayne, NJ.

11/95 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

7/96 Attended 19th Annual Vehicular Homicide/DWI Conference sponsored by the Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

8/93 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

1/92 Completed a 232-hour internship with the Office Of The State Medical Examiner in Newark, NJ. Training was received in the overall operation of the Office including autopsy procedures, the analysis of various body fluids and specimens for alcohol and drug content to assist in determining the manner and cause of death, with a concentration in the use of gas chromatography.

3/91 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

5/89 Attended the 40-hour National Draeger, Inc. Breathalyzer Model 900/900A Maintenance School, Pittsburgh, PA.

5/89 Attended the 44-hour Indiana University Supervision of Breath Testing and Expert Testimony course, Bloomington, IN.

4/89 Attended the 40-hour New Jersey State Police Instructor Training course, N.J.S.P. Academy, Sea Girt, NJ.

4/89 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

10/87 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

6/87 Attended New Jersey State Police Instructor Training for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and Improved Sobriety Testing Procedures course, N.J.S.P. Academy, Fort Dix, NJ.

8/86 New Jersey State Police Tracktest-Fifth Wheel Operator Training and Certification Course.

7/85 Attended a Breathalyzer Recertification course to maintain operator’s status.

2/85 Attended the 40-hour New Jersey State Police Driving While Intoxicated course.

7/84 Attended the 5-day New Jersey State Police Breathalyzer Operators course, Middlesex County Police Academy, Edison, NJ

6/83 Attended New Jersey State Police Radar Operators Training and Certification course, Totowa, NJ.