29 November 2014
Motorists suspected of drink-driving can now have their fingerprints taken and stored on a police database in the upgraded Tasman Police booze bus.
The booze bus biometrics system is one of two new crime-fighting tools that will be out on the road this summer – and reinforced by tougher new limits on drink driving.
The technology will allow officers at roadside checkpoints to electronically scan fingerprints and take digital photographs. They can confirm a suspect’s identity, compare their biometric data to existing records, and store new information. Continue reading Police go hi-tech with new drink-driving crackdown