Sunday, December 10, 2006

Alcohol bracelet impresses judge

Troy, OH: "To my astonishment, nobody drank alcohol," Miami County Judge Mel Kemmer told county commissioners in his evaluation of ten alcohol-detection bracelets purchased as an experiment in drunk driving cases. The bracelets, sold under the commercial name SCRAM, are worn on the ankle and measure alcohol in perspiration. A miniaturized transmitter and modem relay results to a central server at the court house. Source.

A less enthusiastic review of the devices appears on the website of a drinking driver defense lawyers' group, here.

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