IntoxBox, a touch-screen machine that contains a breathalyzer is now available to use in six Twin Cities bars for customer use. Locations include Fabulous Fern’s Bar and Grill and Shamrock’s in St. Pul, Cowboy Jack’s and Senser’s in Bloomington, the Park Tavern in St. Louis Park and the Cabooze Bar in Minneapolis.
Intoxbox is produced by the Eden Prarie based Walden Innovative Resources. The machine is intended to allow customers pay two dollars to breathe into a disposable straw and provides them a result of their blood alcohol concentration. According to Ryan Walden, the inventor of the Intoxobox, is to make customers aware of what their blood alcohol concentration is before they drive home. In a recent interview Walden stated that, “You have a speedometer in your car to help you obey the speed limit, yet we’re expected to obey the drinking and driving laws without access to a tool that is supposed to help us obey the law.”