Marion County Sheriff’s Office received one of 200 new breath alcohol testers supplied by Kansas Department of Health and Environment in 2008.
The Intoxilyzer 8000 has been in use since May, undersheriff Randy Brazil said. The department previously used an Intoxilyzer 5000.
“This is an upgrade for us,” Brazil said.
It takes about 10 seconds to get a result and is admitted into evidence in all courts.
The new equipment is mobile — an advantage over its predecessor.
It was given to the sheriff’s office through KDHE’s Breath Alcohol Program.
“We didn’t have to pay a dime,” Brazil said.