17-Year-Old Involved in Fatal Car Wreck Ordered to Wear Alcohol Monitor
A South Carolina Judge has ordered 17-year-old Savannah Hutchinson to wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device after a passenger was killed. As originally reported by Fox Carolina, Hutchinson was charged with felony Driving Under the Influence after losing control of the vehicle she was driving. The car veered off the road, flipping down an embankment. One passenger was killed, and another ended up in the hospital.
In addition to requiring Hutchinson to wear a SCRAM CAM ankle monitor, a Greenville County judge ordered the teen to pay a $15,000 bond in order to be released. As a condition of her release she must not drive and must abstain from drinking alcohol. The SCRAM (Secure, Remote Alcohol Monitoring) device will measure any alcohol that is consumed by Hutchinson through her perspiration. If there is a measurable amount of alcohol detected by the bracelet, the South Carolina teen will be ordered back to court and could face additional penalties.
SCRAM CAM bracelets have kept numerous people from drinking and driving. The SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device tests every 30 minutes for alcohol consumption. The vast majority of people successfully complete their monitoring period without any positive alcohol readings. The alcohol monitors are tamper-proof and water-resistant allowing wearers to live normal lives while maintaining their sobriety.
Jurisdictions across the nation have implemented SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring devices into their court programs.
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