Expert Witness Name: Jay Zager
Witness Summary: Jay Zager was formerly employed with the Broward Sheriff’s Office from 1988-2003. However he was only a Community Service Aide and not a sworn law enforcement officer for the first two years of that employment. If not questioned specifically about this, he will allow the judge and jury to believe he was a sworn law enforcement officer the entire time. Zager was a road patrol Deputy having conducted many DUI investigations, and was eventually placed in charge of the Breath Alcohol Testing program at BSO. He is a former permitted Breath Test Operator and Agency Inspection for the Intoxilyzer 5000, and received training on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at CMI, Inc. in 2003, as well as attended the Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Impaired Driving in 1997. Zager “retired” in 2003 amid allegations of and an Internal Affairs investigation for “distraction from duty<‘ which were ultimately dismissed as unfounded. Zager holds no higher education degree and most of his training received or conducted, ended when he retired from BSO. Zager’s testimony focuses on breath testing, arrest procedure and administration of SFSTs. While he has testified in breath testing hundreds of times, his testimony has been limited to the Intoxilyzer 5000 and general subjects area of breath testing. He will often criticize law enforcement officers and breath test administrators or inspectors regarding the same procedures or techniques he utilized while a law enforcement officer.