Florence man arrested with help from new technology

Mark Rivard
Mark Rivard

Posted by Amber Jenkins- email

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19)-- A Kentucky man was arrested Tuesday after police say he failed to register as a sex offender.

At 2:30pm on Tuesday, police say 51-year-old mark Rivard was placed under arrest by the Boone County Sheriff's Office for failing to register as a sex offender.

The investigation began when a deputy ran Rivard's licence plate through a Moblie Data Computer (MDC). The system alerted the deputy that Rivard was a non compliant sex offender. Investigators also found out that he also was non compliant as a life registrant in the state of Wisconsin.

When investigators were able to confirm that information they were able to get a warrant for his arrest. Rivard has since then bonded out of jail.

The Sheriff's office credits the arrest to the new technology of in-car computers. This allows deputies to check many more licence plates on the road.