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Boston Herald  |  January 29, 2011

Feds lead charge for alcohol detector

Waltham company behind controversial device

A quick-check alcohol detector designed to stop drunks from driving off was hailed yesterday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as a jump forward in the war against drunken driving, while also raising concerns about nanny-state intrusions.

The in-vehicle Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, blocks a car from moving if the driver is above the .08 legal limit and “may hold the promise for stopping drunk driving before it happens,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.