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What is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program?

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2020 | DUI |

Getting arrested for driving under the influence can be a stressful time. According to Intoxalock, to regain your driving privileges, you may have to participate in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program if you were arrested for a first offense DWI with a BAC over 0.16 or a second offense DWI or higher. First, you should pay fines and file paperwork. The court will determine the legal fines, how you will pay and by when. 

Before participating in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program, you will first need to pass a written DWI knowledge test and pay a reinstatement fee to the state. The court may also require that you file for proof of SR-22 insurance from any insurance company operating in Minnesota. 

After completing the items from the list, you can find the remaining items you must complete on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website. Once you submit the necessary forms, you will receive a notification from the state to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. 

The other major step you need to undertake is to install an ignition interlock device. Many firms have installation locations throughout the entire state of Minnesota. You can reach out to them and a specialist will schedule an installation appointment at a location near you. 

The next step is to go to court. Usually, the final step in your DWI process will involve going to court. Depending on your offense, you may have to pay additional fines or fulfill more requirements for your DWI. The court may choose to suspend or revoke your driving license. 

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