Area Officers Attend Intoximeter Training
The Howard County Sheriff's Department hosted training this week in Nashville. The training was held at the Nashville Fire Department Training room and was conducted by Kent Williams and Ken Slocum of the Office of Alcohol Testing. The purpose of the training was a transition process to train on the new Intoximeter that will arrive at the Howard County Jail next week. The new instrument will replace the Datamaster which has been used at the Howard County Jail since 1993. The Intoximeter measures the ethal alcohol content in a persons breath. The instrument is used by officers to obtain evidence which is used against persons suspected of driving while intoxicated.
The Intoximeter is new to Arkansas, but has been in service across the United States for the past six years. It is mandatory for Datamasters in Arkansas to be replaced by April 1, 2011.