Ignition Interlock Device in Minnesota

December 6, 2012

What is an ignition interlock device?

An “ignition interlock device” is a device that is installed in a motor vehicle that requires the driver to provide a breath sample before starting the vehicle. It will prevent the vehicle from being started if the driver has an alcohol concentration that exceeds 0.02 percent.

On July 1, 2011, a new ignition interlock program went into effect in Minnesota. First time DWI offenders whose alcohol concentration is double the legal limit of .08 have a choice between a restricted driver’s license, or full driving privileges conditioned on use of the ignition interlock device. Repeat DWI offenders in Minnesota must install an ignition interlock device in order to drive. It is a crime for somebody who is required to have the ignition interlock device to drive a vehicle that is not equipped with the device.

DWI Attorney in Duluth, MN

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