One of the greatest joys of writing this law blog is keeping up to date on current issues and developments in the law. Today’s short post deals with an intriguing technological development that its developers hope will aid police in detecting individuals who are drinking and driving.
In Poland, scientists have developed a new “laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor–like that exhaled by someone who’s been drinking–inside a car as it passes by,” reports Jacqueline Howard of The Huffington Post (to view the full article, click here). While this device is not exactly close to being implemented in Tennessee, it is interesting to think for a second through some possibilities and ramifications of this device.
Of course, new technology aiding police in apprehending suspects is not a novel concept. However, radar guns, breathalyzers, and any other system is susceptible to making mistakes. The proposed laser device will have its own problems to work through, such as what if you are driving and your passenger is intoxicated (but you are not)? Just that simple hypothetical situation might draw into question the reasonableness of a stop based on such technology (if more than one person is present in the car).
To read more about this intriguing technological development, click here.
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