DUI Bracelets

High-tech bracelets monitor DUI offenders' alcohol consumption 24 hours a day

Some judges in Akron are ordering convicted drunken drivers to wear high-tech ankle bracelets to monitor their alcohol consupmtion 24 hours a day. The non-profit Oriana House in Akron runs incarceration programs for Summit County. It has been using the bracelets since the beginning of the year. The 8-ounce ankle bracelet measures the amount of alcohol in a person's system by testing the wearer's perspiration. Each device contains a sensor and a computer chip that records data on the person's drinking throughout the day. Offenders must use a modem device to send the data to a central computer once a day. Judge Carla Moore has ordered several offenders with alcohol related cases to wear the device. She says it's a great tool and resource.