Portable BUI Equipment
[Table 5.7]

 

State

Does your state allow the use of hand held or portable BUI enforcement equipment?

Does your state allow the use of hand held or portable BUI enforcement equipment to be used for probable cause?

Does your state allow the use of hand held or portable BUI enforcement equipment to be used for evidentiary purposes?

What percentage of law enforcement officers have access to hand held or portable BUI enforcement equipment in your state?

Alabama

Yes 

No 

No 

1% 

Alaska

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

American Samoa

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

 

Arizona

Yes 

No 

Yes 

unknown - 16 watercraft agencies in Az, cant answer for them; all primary Arizona Game and Fish Department watercraft officers have this equipment 

Arkansas

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

I can only speak for this Agency's officers and that percentage would be 100%. 

Australia

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

 

California

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

All patrol units have access to hand held units 

Colorado

Yes 

Yes 

No 

all designated marine patrol officers  

Connecticut

No 

No 

No 

none 

Delaware

Yes 

No 

Yes 

1% 

District of Columbia

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Florida

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Approximately 10%. State has transitioned to a portable instrument (Intoxilizer 8000) as the state evidentiary device. We only have 10 instruments owned by FWC and in use as portable devices. 

Georgia

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Guam

Yes 

Yes 

No 

None 

Hawaii

Yes 

No 

No 

0% 

Idaho

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Approx. 20% 

Illinois

Yes  

No  

No  

50 percent  

Indiana

Yes 

Yes 

No 

All Conservation Officers are issued alco-sensors. 

Iowa

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

Kansas

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

Kentucky

Yes 

No 

No 

50 percent 

Louisiana

No 

No 

No 

 

Maine

No 

No 

No 

They are not used. 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

Yes 

No 

Unknown 

Massachusetts

Yes 

No 

Yes 

0% 

Michigan

Yes 

No 

Yes 

90 % estimated 

Minnesota

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

Mississippi

Yes 

Yes 

No 

75 

Missouri

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Montana

Yes 

Yes 

No 

unknown 

Nebraska

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Nevada

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

New Hampshire

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

New Jersey

No 

No 

No 

 

New Mexico

Yes 

Yes 

No 

estimate 60-90% 

New York

Yes 

No 

No 

All 

North Carolina

Yes 

No 

No 

0% 

North Dakota

Yes 

No 

No 

1% 

Northern Mariana Islands

No 

No 

No 

none 

Ohio

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Oklahoma

No 

No 

No 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

All counties 

Pennsylvania

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

1% 

Puerto Rico

 

No 

No 

0% 

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

South Carolina

No 

No 

No 

Hand held or PBT are not legal in SC. 

South Dakota

Yes 

Yes 

No 

nearly 100% 

Tennessee

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

0% 

Texas

Yes 

No 

No 

0% 

Utah

Yes 

Yes 

No 

In our agency 100%.  

Vermont

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

Virgin Islands

 

 

 

 

Virginia

Yes 

Yes 

No 

1% 

Washington

Yes 

Yes 

No 

0% 

West Virginia

Yes 

Yes 

No 

0% 

Wisconsin

Yes 

No 

No 

 

Wyoming

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

100% have access to BUI equipment. However, not all are issued their own BUI enforcement equipment and some officers would need to plan ahead to have access to the equipment.