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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 12308656 - weau.com/a?a=12308656