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Minnesota Ignition Interlock Law

First Alcohol Offense (Revoked Status)

First alcohol offense with an alcohol concentration level under 0.16 results in 90 days loss of driving privileges. If you are under the age of  21, the amount of days increases to 180.
 

Available options:

Option 1

​An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges

​Option 2 ​After a 15 day waiting period of no driving, a limited license will be issued allowing a person to drive to/from work, school, treatment, abstinence-based support group meetings, court and probation meetings – up to 60 hours and six days per week
​Option 3 ​No driving for the 90-day period
 
First alcohol offense with an alcohol concentration level of 0.16 or greater results in a one (1) year loss of driving privileges.
 

Available options:

​Option 1 ​An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges.
​Option 2 ​No driving for the one-year period

First alcohol offense with a refusal to take a test to determine alcohol concentration level results in a one (1) year loss of driving privileges.
 

Available options:

​Option 1 ​An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges
​Option 2 ​After a 15 day waiting period of no driving, a limited license will be issued allowing a person to drive to/from work, school, treatment, abstinence-based support group meetings, court and probation meetings – up to 60 hours and six days per week
​Option 3    ​No driving for the one-year period
 

Second Alcohol Offense in 10 Years or Third Alcohol Offense on Record (Revoked Status)

 
Second offense in 10 years or third offense on record (revoked status) with an alcohol concentration level under 0.16 results in a one (1) year loss of driving privileges.
 

Available options:

​Option 1 ​An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges
​Option 2 ​No driving for the one-year period
 
Second offense in 10 years or third offense on record (revoked status) with an alcohol concentration level of 0.16 and over or refusing to take a test results in a two (2) year loss of driving privileges.
 

Available options:

​Option 1 ​An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges
​Option 2    ​No driving for the two-year period
 

Canceled and Denied as Inimical to Public Safety

Third offense within 10 years or fourth offense on record results in three (3) years minimum loss of driving privileges.
 
Fourth offense within 10 years results in four (4) years minimum loss of driving privileges.
 
Fifth or subsequent offense results in six (6) years minimum loss of driving privileges.
 

Reinstatement Requirements:

  • Mandatory ignition interlock installed for the entire revocation period
  • Limited license for the first year of ignition interlock or until treatment is completed, whichever is longer
  • Restricted license issued after one year of a limited license and completion of treatment have been met allowing full Class D driving privileges restricted to driving a vehicle with an ignition interlock device installed
  • Any failed tests will require the person to start the process over with a limited license, complete another chemical health assessment and comply with the requirements of the assessment

Reference:

 
 
Amendments to Rules Relating to Driving Privileges; Loss, Reinstatement and Driver’s License Revocation, Incidents, Minnesota Rules, parts 7409.3600, 7503.0100, 7503.0800, 7503.1300, 7503.1650, 7503.1675, 7503.1700, 7503.1725, 7503.1775 and 7503.1800 were effective upon publication in the State Register on Monday, June 27, 2011 (Cite 35 SR 2019).

For more information refer to the Public Notices Page.