[h2]Dallas County Using Eye Scans To Test For Drugs[/h2]
DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― A scan of the eye could spill your secrets, if you're taking a drug test in Dallas County. New technology has revolutionized the way violators are tested and caught.
"It's just a light that goes back and forth, and then a bright one that flashes," said State District Judge John Creuzot. "There's no way around it. You can't fool that computer."
The scan compares ocular measurements to a sober baseline from the inner part of the eye.
Judge Creuzot uses the scans in his drug offender program. "This really gives us a big leap forward in our confidence that people are doing well in recovery," he said.
"It keeps you on your toes, not knowing when you're going to be called," said Alberto Salinas, a drug offender. "You're best off just being clean."
About 400 eye scans are conducted at the courthouse every week.
"It's quick and easy," said Cory Butler, another drug offender. "Once you get to know how to do it, it's in and out."
"What it has done is allowed us to reduce the number of urine tests significantly," said Judge Creuzot. "Every time we do that, we save a lot of money."
But most of all, participants say it is motivational.
"That to me just proves to me that I can show everybody that I'm actually clean," said Salinas.