Portable Breathalyzer in Dane County

Dane County has a new way to make sure convicts away from the jail are sober.

The county bought a portable breathalyzer to test convicts who under house arrest or on work release.

It can be set-up to request a breath sample every couple of hours. As an inmate is blowing into the machine, it snaps a photo and sends the results and picture back to the sheriff's office.

The county expects to start using it as soon as next week.

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