WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Luzerne County
will soon begin outfitting repeat
drunken driving offenders with an ankle
bracelet that detects alcohol in
perspiration. The 8-ounce device
samples the wearer's perspiration at
least every hour and collects, stores and
sends data to a monitoring agency. It
also detects and reports attempts to
tamper with the device, such as trying
to insert something to block the sweat.
Anyone wearing one of the ankle
bracelets can drink alcohol undetected
as long as his or her blood-alcohol level
doesn't rise above 0.02. That's about
the equivalent of two drinks on an
empty stomach in an hour for a
180-pound man. Offenders must pay
for the devices, including an installation
fee of around $50 to $100 and a
monitoring fee of about $10 to $12.
A protest is going on over the decision
by InBev to move production of
Hoegaarden from the village of
Hoegaarden to another facility. A
protest web site from the village asks:
If champagne has to be produced in a
strictly assigned region, why shouldn't
an internationally famous, but typically
regional original product like the
Hoeegarden White beer, be produced
here in the town of Hoegaarden.
Support the protesters here
|Ya gotta love these guys
""One pint of beer ... equals 1/2 college
credit in philosophy."
Mark Hawkins -
""Show me a nation whose national
beverage is beer, and I'll show you an
advanced toilet technology."
|Don Marquis -
"Prohibition makes you want to cry into
your beer, and denies you the beer
to cry into."
Beer Can Collector -
Anybody can brew beer,
but only GOD can make rust!
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