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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Allegany County Judge: Man must wear "SCRAM"-alcohol sensing bracelet

A Bolivar man who has driven drunk more than once will now be required to wear a "SCRAM" bracelet. The device is designed to monitor "Secure Continous Remote Alcohol Monitoring." Bradley Clark, 47, of Jordan Hill Road must use the device for the next six months after he was sentenced today to a charge of felony driving while intoxicated. Prosecutors said Clark drove while impaired in the town of Wirt last November. Judge Terry Parker said Clark must also serve five years probation, serve six months on electronic home monitoring, pay a $2,000 fine and have an ignition interlock system. Allegany County Probation Director Robert Starks said the "SCRAM" system is fairly new to the county and its used on a case-by-case basis. Starks said the defendants assume the cost for monitoring.