Skin tests proposed for drinking drivers

ONE NEWS: 6:20PM Wednesday April 11, 2007

ONE News has discovered police are looking at the radical new way of measuring blood alcohol levels. They are also proposing to fingerprint those over the limit.

The skin test device reads a person's blood alcohol level by firing infrared light through the skin…

Tony Ellis of the Council for Civil Liberties says taking fingerprints is not going to stop people drinking and driving.

"If that is the intention, then there has to be greater penalties, not a disguised use to infringe people's privacy and shove their fingerprints on the national database," he says.

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