Court Orders SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Device in Felony Drunk-Driving Case
As reported by SIlive.com, a 27 Brooklyn resident, was arrested for drunk driving with his 7-year-old son in the back of his car. The 7-year-old was in his booster seat when his dad was arrested. A chemical test showed that his blood alcohol content was .176%. He was required by a judge to wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring bracelet, in addition to a six-month license suspension, complete an “anti-drunk-driving program and attend a victim-impact panel.” He pleaded guilty to “aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.” If the offender fails to comply with the 90-day alcohol monitoring requirement he could face significant prison time.
Read the full story here: Dad admits to driving drunk with son, 7, in car at major intersection
Courts across the nation are using SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring devices to ensure that those arrested for driving under the influence are not continuing to drink when they are released from jail or after they have been convicted. A SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device tests for alcohol consumption every 30 minutes through the sweat excreted on a person’s skin. Any attempts to disable testing or disable the device are immediately reported and may result in additional penalties or automatic jail time. Continuous alcohol monitors have helped to reduce drunk driving recidivism across the United States. More and more jurisdictions are turning to community supervision in an effort to address the underlying substance abuse problem instead of simply punishing the crime. SCRAM CAM bracelets help to hold individuals accountable to their sobriety.