The SCRAM bracelet is an ankle bracelet that is worn by a DUI offender 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SCRAM stands for
Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor.
The bracelet monitors the offender’s alcohol consumption by sampling the offender’s perspiration every 30 seconds. The SCRAM bracelet is worn by DUI offenders to ensure that they do not drink alcohol because they have court-ordered sobriety requirements and alcohol treatment requirements one example of which would be dui school.
The company that makes the bracelet, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. has a database that analyzes alcohol alerts. Before an alcohol alert is confirmed, trained data analysts at the company thoroughly investigate the data involved. When an alcohol alert is confirmed, the DUI offender’s supervising agent will immediately be notified.
The SCRAM bracelet is used to monitor DUI offenders long-term and is most often used to monitor repeat DUI offenders such as second time dui and third time dui offenders who have been ordered by the court to avoid alcohol as part of their sentence. Driving under the influence of alcohol offenders who are required to wear the SCRAM bracelet must usually pay about $12 a day for the costs and management of the bracelet. Many are also in a drug court program to address their alcohol abuse issues and are subject to regular monitoring by the court in their case.
If you take off your SCRAM bracelet, the regional monitoring center will immediately be notified. Also, your probation officer and the court will immediately be notified. This can result in you having a probation violation and harsh sentencing consequences.
Can You Use Mouthwash?
No, You should avoid using mouthwash when you are wearing the SCRAM bracelet because it contains alcohol.
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