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Alco-analyser machines back to work

Bermuda’s alco-analyser machines are up and running again, according to police.

Technical problems at the Government laboratory that stopped production of the solution needed to calibrate the machines have been resolved, a spokesman said.

“The machines were offline for a period of approximately two weeks. As reported, the absence of the machines did not prevent the police from reporting drivers for impaired driving offences and using other evidence to support the charges. Several arrests were made while the machines were down, including five arrests over the holiday weekend.”

Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley praised the Bermuda Police Service for putting the machines back to work.

“I want to commend the efforts of all involved for getting the alco-analyser machines back up and running,” Mr Dunkley said. “This was a key focus for us and we’re pleased that the Bermuda Police Service will be able to continue to protect and serve our road users with the help of this vital equipment.”

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Published May 30, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm)

Alco-analyser machines back to work

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