Chicken skin won’t do it

Offenders have tried a lot of things to beat booze-detecting ankle monitors. Few work.

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan sits in court before receiving her new accessory.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 12:42 p.m.

The Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor—aka SCRAM—is an unfortunate accessory, a bulky, black plastic device worn around the ankle like a chainless shackle. Last week, Lindsay Lohan was ordered to wear the SCRAM anklet, which automatically samples your sweat for alcohol every 30 minutes.