Latest gadget to break into the DUI / DRUNK DRIVING industry

Nov 13, 2007 @ 04:00 PM — by Myles L. Berman

The latest gadget to break into the DUI / DRUNK DRIVING industry is a machine that measures eye movement using infrared light. In California, the California Highway Patrol and City of Orange are interested in the machine. The cost appears to be $3,500 for a hand held machine, $35,000 for a stationary one eye machine and $55,000 for a stationary two eye machine. With an estimated 500,000 police cruisers in the US and hundreds if not thousands of police agencies as potential markets, hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be involved. The fact that the machines are even being looked at confirms that traditional methods of prosecutions such as breath and blood testing are not sufficient. In addition, I doubt very seriously that judges and/or juries will automatically accept the scientific premises in which the machines are based.

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