Lumidigm, based in Albuquerque, has developed a unique technology that can be used for detection of drunk driving in New Mexico. They initially designed a light-based scanner that takes three-dimensional images of fingerprints. The sensors, however, can be adjusted to test for the presence of alcohol emanating from the skin.
The company has been testing the handheld equipment with the help of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Darren White, speaking on behalf of the sheriff