Troopers To Debut Blood-Alcohol Devices In Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Batavia, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Highway Patrol and local law enforcement officers are ready to debut a new device for testing suspected drunk drivers.

They plan to use a portable version of the Intoxilyzer 8000 at a dui checkpoint Saturday night near the Cincinnati suburb of Batavia.

The 17-pound device analyzes a driver's breath for alcohol.

The state's Health and Public Safety Departments are giving about 700 of the machines to law enforcement agencies across the state by the end of 2009.

Ohio is spending $6.4 million for the devices.

Some lawyers have questioned the device's accuracy.

Owensboro, Ky.-based CMI Inc. Says its Intoxilyzer 8000 machine is being used in about 10 states and is reliable.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Amazed Location: parkersburg on May 2, 2009 at 09:42 PM
    Just want truthful to know i agree 100% with what he/she thinks about the sheriffs office.We as citizens should beable to speakout and make a differance and i hope you speaking out as well as many of us will.Its time to protect our streets and make them safe for our kids to play out in them as they did back in my day.
  • by BRETT Location: Parkersburg on May 2, 2009 at 09:34 PM
    I have to say i agree with truthful's comment on the sheriffs department and how they our operating the DUI GRANT this is something that is only gonna benifit the sheriffs department and if they our not allowing officers to work it as its suppose to be worked then they could loose funding from the state and that would be like telling our citizens to drive drunk we dont care.I like knowing that their is officers who is willing to work this and protect our families,they our the real heros and its being limited why? i guess that will be unanswered.well just want truthful to know their is alot of us that agree with all you are saying and wondering the same JUST MAYBE IF WE SPEAK OUT OUR ROADS CAN BE SAFE AGAIN.I hope for the safty of others in this town this sheriff starts letting his deputies work this as its meant to be worked it protects us and our children from drunk drivers it would be ashame to loose such a great funding.I GUESS US SMALL PEOPLE AND OUR THOUGHTS WILL NEVER MATTER.
  • by TRUTHFUL!! Location: WOOD COUNTY on May 2, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    IM ONE WHO VOTED FOR THE NEW SHERIFF JEFF SANDY BUT NOW IM QUESTIONING IF HE ISENT MORE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING HIS FACE IN THE MEDIA THEN OPERATING HIS SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.HE RESENTLY HAD FOR THE 1ST TIME A DUI CHECK POINT WITH NO ARRESTS REPORTED,REALLY THEIR HAS NOT BEEN MANY ARRESTS REPORTED AT ALL,HOWEVER WHEN OFFICERS WHERE NOT LIMITED TO DAYS OF THE MONTH TO WORK THE GRANT WHEN KEN MERRIT WAS IN OFFICE THEIR WHERE MORE DUI ARRESTS THEN ANY IV SEEN,WHY NOT HAVE A EXTRA DEPUTY OR TWO ON THE ROAD WHEN ITS NOT COSTING THE COUNTY NOTHING,THE DUI GRANT IS FUNDED THREW THE STATE AND IS MEANT FOR OFFICERS TO WORK THE ROADS TO TAKE DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD,WHY IS IT NOT BEING USED IN THE MANNER IT WAS MEANT TO BE USED.I AM NO FAN OF KEN MERRITT AT ALL BUT THIS IS ONE THING HE DID DO THE RIGHT WAY AND THAT WAS ALLOWING HIS DEPUTIES TO WORK THE ROAD ON THE GRANT ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK WHY IS THIS NEW SHERIFF ALLOWING OUR ROADWAYS TO BE UNPROTECTED AND STATE FUNDS TO BE WASTED.JUST CONCERNED
  • by duispy Location: pa on May 2, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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