Former NBA Point Guard Steve Francis has been required to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet after violating the terms of his bond. He was arrested in November for driving under the influence in Houston and for possession of marijuana. After his arrest, the Houston Rockets star was released on bond and ordered to abstain from alcohol. He was also required to put an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Authorities allege that the basketball player failed to follow the conditions of his release including installation of the ignition interlock device. After reviewing the case, a judge ordered that Francis wear a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device. The device also contains a GPS tracking device. Francis is not allowed to leave Texas as a condition of his release.
The SCRAM CAM (Secured, Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) bracelet is worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It tests for alcohol consumption every 30 minutes providing a report about any failure to remain sober. The device can be worn under most pant legs and is water-resistant and tamperproof. Over 1600 jurisdictions use the SCRAM bracelet to monitor alcohol offenders.