Global Positioning System readings are inadmissible in a criminal trial without expert testimony establishing the accuracy of the specific device used, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Merely attesting to the acceptance of the technology is not enough because the absence of testimony makes it impossible to evaluate whether the device was used properly, the Appellate Division said in State v. Pittman, A-2569-08.

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