Lohan to Chanel: Help Me Glam SCRAM Bracelet

Lindsay Lohan asks Chanel for stickers to decorate alcohol-monitoring anklet.

ByABC News
May 26, 2010, 5:56 PM

May 28, 2010— -- It looks like actress Lindsay Lohan isn't going to let a court-ordered alcohol-monitoring anklet spoil her sense of style.

Earlier this week, a California judge, as part of an earlier DUI case, ordered her to strap a SCRAM (or Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) bracelet to her leg.

Last night, the starlet used Twitter to send out a plea to French fashion powerhouse Chanel.

"can CHANEL please help me out by getting me some stickers to put on my scram bracelet so that i can at least wear a chic dress?! maybe!? x," she tweeted.

But according to a spokeswoman for the Denver-based company that makes the bracelets, Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc., glamming up her bracelet could be more than just a fashion faux pas.

"Offenders sign an agreement at install that they are financially responsible for any damage or losing the bracelet and/ or base station, and must pay for repairs up to replacement cost of $1500," spokeswoman Kathleen Brown told ABCNews.com in an e-mail.

It wouldn't be a violation for the court unless the additions create an alert or interfere with the bracelet's ability to monitor her alcohol intake, she said.

Lohan's tweet comes after a report in US Weekly magazine that the actress, who previously wore the bracelet in 2007, tried using a paper clip to jam the signal and perfume (which is high in alcohol content) to confuse the sensor.

The magazine said Lohan denied attempting both tactics. But she wouldn't be the first to try to bypass the bracelet.

Similar to a Breathalyzer, the bracelet detects alcohol, but instead of checking a person's breath, it takes samples from perspiration on the skin.

Brown said that of the 135,000 people who have worn the bracelet since 2004, she's never heard of someone effectively tampering with the device and evading detection, which would be a violation of the agreement offenders sign when the SCRAM is attached to their ankle.