OMAHA (KPTM)- Interlock breathalyzers will change in 2014. A new law requires them to have camera's on the device to better protect against fraudulent use.
"Anything that helps the verification process or makes convicted drunk drivers think twice about trying to cheat the system is a step in the right direction," said Deputy Jerry Madsen, Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
It is difficult to trick the system as it stands, but some have done it by getting others to breath into the court appointed devices in order to start a car.
"This would eliminate that," said Steve Carey, Draeger Safety Diagnostics Manager.
"That's the purpose of the camera. It's another tool used to help reporting agencies understand that the machines are being used as it is intended to be used," added Carey.
The Nebraska State Legislature voted for the law, which requires all new installations of Interlocks to have cameras. The law takes affect on January 14, 2014. The cameras will verify, with a stored image of the driver, that the driver is the one blowing into the breathalyzer and it will be stored in a data base.
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