Arizona lawmakers have proposed requiring ignition interlock devices for all drivers convicted of DUI. Nationwide, there has been a push for ignition interlocks.
The proposed Arizona law requires ignition interlocks for anyone convicted of DUI, regardless of BAC. Lawmakers also attached a provision requiring 45 jails in jail for any driver with a BAC of 0.20 percent, an increase of 35 days. A second offense within seven years would require six months in jail.
Strangely, lawmakers rebuffed efforts to require alcohol treatment for drivers with a 0.20 BAC. Yet another state has simply dismissed people who have a problem as immoral. Treatment has been proven to decrease repeat offenses, but legislators would rather look tough on crime than actually prevent it.