Mark McKay, 40, was arrested for his fifth drunk driving offense after a fatal DUI crash on Interstate 270 in St. Louis County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, McKay was driving a GMC Envoy SUV when he hit the median blocking the highway. McKay left the vehicle before a motorcyclist hit the SUV. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike upon impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. McKay was arrested for Felony DWI and possession of a controlled substance.
This tragic case potentially could have been prevented. According to his lawyer, Mr. McKay should have had on an alcohol-monitoring device. McKay has at least four prior arrests for driving while intoxicated including a conviction of driving on a revoked or suspended license.
While we will never know if an alcohol-monitoring bracelet or SCRAM device would have prevented this atrocity, we do know that something must be done. Many people, such as Mr. McKay have an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Alcohol monitoring can ensure Judges, probation officers, prosecutors and the public that a person awaiting a court date, prior to sentencing or post-conviction is not drinking. This could prevent preventable catastrophes such as the one above.
A SCRAM Bracelet or Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring Device is worn on the ankle. It has a transdermal alcohol testing feature meaning that it tests alcohol excreted through the skin. An immediate notification is sent for any alcohol consumption.
Diversified Monitoring and Recovery (DMS) is California’s Original SCRAM Provider. They have been helping to fight alcohol addiction for over a decade. Call DMS today at 714-245-9910 to find out how we can help you. Whether it is for you or information for a loved one, we can help. DMS is proud to offer GPS Location Monitoring, Remote Breath Alcohol Monitoring, Home Confinement Monitoring and the Drug Patch in addition to the SCRAM Bracelet.