Fox 6 on April 22, 2016 by Lindsay Iadeluca
The new mobile breathalyzers have replaced the older in-home systems and allow those on probation a bit more flexibility.
Friday, Western Mass News got an exclusive look at the new technology in action.
It’s a simple test for probation officers to check blood alcohol content.
Now, it has made a major upgrade – from the once voice recognition — to full facial recognition.
“Our employees look at pictures and of course, there’s an alert that says ‘Wait a minute. This doesn’t look like the person that’s supposed to be taking the test’,” said Daniel Pires, probation manager for the MA Department of Probation.