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Lindsay Lohan's new bracelet will check her skin every half hour for signs of alcohol consumption

Braclet Lindsay Lohan walked out of the Beverly Hills courthouse Monday with an alcohol-detecting device strapped to her ankle – one of several orders issued by Judge Marsha N. Revel after the actress missed a mandatory hearing last week.

That device, known as a SCRAMx bracelet, samples perspiration on the skin every half hour, tests for presence of alcohol and transmits the results, according to the manufacturer's website.

Judges and law enforcement authorities around the country use the 10-ounce device to monitor drunk drivers and others convicted of alcohol-related offenses.

The bracelet is equipped with technology similar to that used in Breathalyzers. An "alcohol consumption event" is considered 0.02 blood-alcohol concentration – or the equivalent of a 180-pound male drinking less than two drinks on an empty stomach in under an hour. About 1% of ingested alcohol escapes the body through perspiration or unnoticeable ethanol vapor.

The device is also designed to be tamper-proof. Temperature sensors and an infrared sensor measure the reflective quality of the skin and ensure that nothing been placed between it and the bracelet.

-- Kimi Yoshino

Photo: SCRAMx

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what about a coke detector?

What a complete brat.

Why would anyone dress sexy for court? What the heck is her lawyer doing besides NOT advising her on appropriate court attire?

Ah. se essa moda pega...

Ahhhhhh she is just like me when I was in my 20s. In fact I was much worse, except I didn't have 8 figures in the bank and people following me around all day to report on me. Now I am a functional respected memeber of society. She's normal except for the fame and money. She'll be fine.

She shows up in court in a blouse which is open at least half way down her chest and which is clearly designed to show her best assets. This might ( and might not) help with a male judge but it is not going to help with a female judge who is bound to have a low opinion of this. Has she no brains at all?

Maybe they can work the SCRAMx into her wardrobe and her character for her new film. She could play a drug-addicted, alcoholic, 20-something has been. Wait a minute... that wouldn't be acting.

hot mess alert in courtroom #whatever, hot mess alert

Please. No more Lindsay Lohan. Ever.

how much do these devices cost the taxpayers? why not pull their drivers license. or if no license them make her work.
this is wrong to go home with her and monitor her drinking.
she did the crime; the Judge should have given the puishment...either publled the license for years; or made her work...not please expensive braclets on her the tax payers have to pay and pay for the monotoring and then pay for the cops that baby sit her when it goes off; no wonder the California gov. has no money. this is very silly and is invasive of personal home rights, the right to drink which is legal. give her a penalty...dont babysit her and give her monitoring equipement. I am sure all the drinks do not get this special treatment. enough already.


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