DWI Process in Minnesota – What to do after a drunk driving conviction

If you’ve been convicted of a DWI (drunk driving offense) in Minnesota, your license may be suspended. Before regaining driving privileges under a full or restricted license, you may need to complete the following:

  1. Alcohol Evaluation
  2. Treatment
  3. SR-22 Insurance
  4. Ignition Interlock Device

In addition, you may need to take and pass a DWI knowledge test if your license has a status of revoked or cancelled and denied. You’ll need to pay any outstanding fines and reinstatement fees before receiving driving privileges.

Ignition interlock devices in Minnesota

In Minnesota, ignition interlock devices are required for first and repeat drunk driving offenses with a BrAC of .16 or greater.

First time drunk driving offenders with a BrAC of .08 to .15 may be eligible to install an ignition interlock device to regain driving privileges sooner.

Find a Minnesota ignition interlock device (car breathalyzer) installation location and schedule your installation at a state certified location near your home or work.


More Minnesota DWI process resources

Approved State Vendor List

Treat Substance Abuse with Rule 25 Assessment in Minnesota

Download and Complete Minnesota IID Application Form



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