State v. McDowell

In State v. McDowell, 2000 WL 33114375 (Del. Super. Dec. 11, 2000), the court found that the State established chain of custody despite the fact that the police officer who witnessed the blood draw testified that the blood draw occurred at 5:12 a.m. while the sealed blood kit provided that it was taken at 5:18 a.m. Specifically, the Court noted that "a six-minute difference does not of itself indicate tampering or misidentification . . . the burden on the State to prove proper handling of evidence is a lenient one, and the State only has to show to a reasonable probability that the evidence was not tampered with."