Beware, drinkers: Fort Wayne Police just got 75 new breath analyzers
The Fort Wayne Police department is receiving 75 portable breath tests from 1,758 distributed to 150 local law-enforcement agencies across Indiana. The analyzers were purchased with just over $750,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration impaired-driving funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, according to an institute news release.
Law-enforcement officers are receiving the new Alco-Sensor FSTs, mouthpieces and gas canisters used to calibrate the readings. The new devices include passive sniffers that can sense alcohol in the air around a person or an open container. In the coming year, another $310,000 is budgeted to buy 725 devices for Indiana State Police posts.
Indiana’s blood-alcohol limit for driving is 0.08.