Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, drivers who register a blood alcohol concentration of .16 or greater in a DUI offence may elect to enroll in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Device Program. Through this program, they can regain their driving privileges. Following a first or second offence, you will be required to participate in the program for the following durations:

BAC 1st Offence 2nd Offence
< .16 90 days (or 180 if under the age of 21 years) 1 year
>= .16 1 year 2 years
Refused Test 1 year 2 years

 

A driver may also be required to enroll in the program if their license has been cancelled by the state. Such a driver will be required to be in the program for the following durations:

Offence Duration
3rd in 10 years or 4th overall 3 years (1 year limited license and 2 years restricted license)
4th in 10 years 4 years (1 year limited license and 3 years restricted license)
5th 6 years (1 year limited license and 5 years restricted license)

 

In order to be eligible for the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Device Program, a driver must:

  • Be 18 years or older and in possession of a Class D license.
  • Drive a Class D vehicle with insurance
  • Have anything that would prohibit the issuance of a license in Minnesota or another state
  • Purchase license plates from the Deputy Registrar