The courts of Midland County are imposing new alcohol monitoring restrictions during pre-trial for those who are facing a 2nd offense DWI conviction. These monitoring systems include ignition interlock devices, which stop your car from starting if you have consumed alcohol, and SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) ankle bracelets, which monitor any alcohol levels in the bloodstream in real time.
Under Texas criminal law, pre-trial courts can impose restrictions as a condition of bail. The cost to the defendant for the use of these devices is around $75/month for an ignition interlock, and $300/month for a SCRAM bracelet. Midland county pretrial courts now have 5 scram units in use, and are looking to acquire more so they can monitor more defendants.
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Many counties are using Auto Ignition Interlock Alcohol Devices in second offense DWI cases. SCRAM bracelets are also being used in Travis County, and by many other Texas county pretrial courts.