Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Minnesota ignition interlock device laws require DUI offenders to install an interlock device if:

  • They are a first-time offender with a BAC of .16% or higher,
  • They are a second-time offender, or
  • They have been convicted of three or more offenses within a 10-year period.

Installation of the ignition interlock device allows drivers to regain limited driving privileges.

The period during which the device must remain installed ranges from one year for first-time offenders to two years for second-time offenders.

Repeat offenders face even longer interlock device periods.

Four-time offenders face a four-year interlock device requirement.

Those with five or more offenses must use an Ignition interlock device for a period of six years.

License Suspension

Administrative Suspension

Drivers who are arrested for DUI face automatic immediate license suspensions between 90 days and one year, depending on the driver’s BAC.

Penalties, including fines and jail time, are more severe for drivers whose BAC was .16% or higher at the time of arrest.

Judicial Suspension

Upon conviction for DUI, drivers face an additional court-ordered license suspension.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Minnesota

1st Offense Fine: $1,000
Jail Time: Up to 90 days
Period of License Suspension: Up to 90 days
2nd Offense Fine: $3,000
Jail Time: Up to 1 year​​​​​​​
Period of License Suspension: 180 days
3rd Offense Fine: $3,000
Jail Time: Up to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 1 year minimum
4th Offense Fine: $14,000
Jail Time: Up to 7 years
Period of License Suspension: Up to 4 years

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Source(s):Minn. Stat. §§ 169A.20, 169A.55, 169A.275
DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple. DUI & DWI in Minnesota. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://www.dmv.org/mn-minnesota/automotive-law/dui.php

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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