The ‘Blow and Go’ — a Look Nationally at Ignition InterlockJune 6th, 2008 by josh farley
Hawaii is slated to become the 47th state in the country to add an “ignition interlock” law to its books, according to a stateline.org article.
An ignition interlock device — sometimes referred to as a “blow and go” — requires its user to register their breath in a portable reader before they can start their car. Of the 47 states that have the laws — Washington’s is one of the strictest, stateline.org says — each vary as to how many DUI convictions one needs in order for the government to require them of a driver.
Stateline.org says some states, such as New Mexico, require them of first time DUI offenders. Here’s Washington’s law, courtesy of the state patrol.