What is a “SCRAM” Bracelet or Alcohol Monitor

Learn About This Potential Requirement For DUI Offenders


The SCRAM bracelet is an ankle bracelet that is worn by a DUI offender 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SCRAM stands for

Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor.

The bracelet monitors the offender’s alcohol consumption by sampling the offender’s perspiration every 30 seconds. The SCRAM bracelet is worn by DUI offenders to ensure that they do not drink alcohol because they have court-ordered sobriety requirements and alcohol treatment requirements one example of which would be dui school.

How The Bracelet Conducts Alcohol Alerts

The company that makes the bracelet, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. has a database that analyzes alcohol alerts. Before an alcohol alert is confirmed, trained data analysts at the company thoroughly investigate the data involved. When an alcohol alert is confirmed, the DUI offender’s supervising agent will immediately be notified.

DUI with Prior Convictions

The SCRAM bracelet is used to monitor DUI offenders long-term and is most often used to monitor repeat DUI offenders such as second time dui and third time dui offenders who have been ordered by the court to avoid alcohol as part of their sentence. Driving under the influence of alcohol offenders who are required to wear the SCRAM bracelet must usually pay about $12 a day for the costs and management of the bracelet. Many are also in a drug court program to address their alcohol abuse issues and are subject to regular monitoring by the court in their case.

Length Of Time Scram Bracelet Is Worn

The time that a DUI offender will have to wear the SCRAM bracelet can vary from 1 month to more than 1 year. The time generally depends on the seriousness of the offender’s alcohol problem, the seriousness of the DUI offense, and whether the offender is a repeat DUI offender.

If The Bracelet is Removed

If you take off your SCRAM bracelet, the regional monitoring center will immediately be notified. Also, your probation officer and the court will immediately be notified. This can result in you having a probation violation and harsh sentencing consequences.

Scram Bracelet FAQ

Can You Use Mouthwash?

No, You should avoid using mouthwash when you are wearing the SCRAM bracelet because it contains alcohol.

Does The Scram Bracelet Have A GPS?

Scram makes a bracelet that is called Scram GPS which is a GPS bracelet.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Sweat?

The Sram Bracelet Automatically samples a subject’s perspiration every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, to test for alcohol consumption1

  1. See Scram Continuous Alcohol Monitoring: Quick Facts []

Is The Scram Bracelet Waterproof?

The scram device is waterproof. However, the company does not recommend that the device be kept in water for a long period of time.

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