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Bad Guy DWI 'Expert' - Dr. James Booker

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April 01, 2002, 11:32
Jeremiah D. Williams
Bad Guy DWI 'Expert' - Dr. James Booker
Anyone have any information on Dr. James Booker? I've got trial set in mid May w/ a BT of .118 40 minutes after the arrest...

Any help would be appreciated!

April 01, 2002, 14:47
Martin Peterson
Contact Spencer Giles at Brazos County CA. The main thing Booker claims is that he has actually conducted tests using the Intoxilizer 5000 and found it inaccurate. I don't see how he will help the defense much, because I think his absorption/elimination rates are generally pretty accurate (i.e., he should help you prove your case). We have cross-examined him twice, but unfortunately lost both cases so there is no record available (loss was not related to his testimony). I haven't seen him since Mata, so that will no doubt give him something more to sell (i mean say).
April 01, 2002, 19:49
Ask me about James Booker. He's one of those "jack of all trades" experts who will testify about any subject for a buck. I have a copy of his CV, and it's loads of fun to cross examine him about it. I also have a couple of transcripts on him. He's a real know-it-all, who will talk and talk and confuse the jury, but that's what's dangerous about him. You must plan well for your cross-exam! He'll say that the body can absorb for up to 4 hours, and fiddle with your extrapolation numbers to make them fit his theory. (Yes, I did get extrapolation in post-Mata, but I had a bunch of facts.) Jeremiah -- stick your head in next door and see me.
April 01, 2002, 22:42
Jeff Swain
I've got quite a lot of stuff on James Booker. I prepared a cross examination on an intoxication manslaughter in which he didn't end up testifying. In doing so, I gathered articles, prior testimony, etc. If you think this will be helpful, e-mail me and we'll figure out how much of this stuff you want.
April 10, 2002, 18:53
TDCAA has some transcripts on him too. Call Erik Nielsen.

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