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January 4, 2008
Bill calls for monitoring drunk driver's sweat for alcohol
If a bill in the General Assembly becomes Rhode Island law, someone who drinks and drives could not simply sweat off a conviction.
Instead, the sentencing judge may require a person to wear a monitoring device that randomly tests the person's sweat for alcohol content. The proposal would apply to a person who is found guilty, pleads guilty or pleads no contest to driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated.
"The device shall have the capability of sending the results in real time to the monitor of the device regardless of the wearer's location," the legislation says. The device would alert the probation office that the person is drinking alcohol while under the provisions of a court sentence.
The person wearing the device would be responsible for costs associated wirth wearing and monitoring it.
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, is prime sponsor of the bill introduced yesterday, day three of the legislative session. The bill has been referred to House Judiciary Committee.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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