Lake Lure Police Department receives new sobriety testing equipment

May. 05, 2013 @ 06:03 AM

In conjunction with the Governor's Highway Safety Program, the Lake Lure Police Department received a new, much needed Alco-Sensor FST.

The Alco-Sensor FST is a pocket-sized, hand-held breath alcohol tester. It provides a simple, accurate and economical method of determining a subject's breath alcohol concentration.

This mobile field sobriety testing system is key to keeping intoxicated drivers off of town roads.

The equipment was obtained at no cost to the Lake Lure Police Department as a result of the department's statistics during enforcement campaigns including "Click It or Ticket" and "Booze It & Lose It," as well as local checkpoints the department conducts throughout the year.

"This system cost hundreds of dollars and is a key tool for our officers," said Chief Sean Humphries, in a press release. "We are very fortunate to have qualified for it this year."

The FST system will be operated by Patrol Officer Zach Walker.