The Western Australian Police Force will be able to conduct roadside breath tests more efficiently with the arrival of the latest breath testing equipment.
Police Minister Michelle Roberts today revealed local company Alcolizer Technology has been chosen to deliver preliminary breath testing equipment for WA Police operations.
Alcolizer Technology is a Western Australian based manufacturing company with its head office in Balcatta.
The $2.5 million contract will see 1,400 Alcolizer LE5 devices rolled out across the State.
The new devices have enhanced technological features, including Bluetooth which allows live data downloads and GPS functionality to allow locations to be recorded for every breath test.
The Alcolizer LE5 is currently used by police forces in New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory
It follows the delivery of two new booze buses to the WA Police Force in July.
Random roadside breath testing was introduced in WA in 1988 and has played a significant role in reducing death and serious injury on Western Australian roads.
Last year 1.6 million roadside breath tests were carried out by WA Police.
As stated by Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:
“This is a terrific result for the company and WA Police.
“Particularly because it supports local businesses and local jobs.
“This new technology has inbuilt features which will help assure the integrity of the random breath testing process and allow police to better analyse data and trends.
“On top of the two new Booze buses we recently delivered, the McGowan Government is ensuring our Police have the best and latest equipment they need to do their job and keep us safe on our roads.”
As stated by Balcatta MLA David Michael:
“This is a great win for a local Balcatta business.
“Alcolizer is a great Western Australian company and its products are used right around the country.
“I’m glad that WA Police have joined in its extensive list of clients.
“I’m also pleased to be part of a Government that supports local jobs and local businesses.”