Minnesota Ignition Interlock
Ignition Interlock is a device that is installed into a vehicle for the purpose of measuring the driver’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). In order to start the vehicle, the driver must provide a breath sample into the device. If the driver’s BAC is .02 or less, the vehicle will start.
Under Minnesota DWI laws, a first-time DWI offense results in driver’s license revocation. If the test result was over .16 or the person is alleged to have refused to submit to testing, the license revocation length is 1 year, with the requirement that any vehicle they drive during that year must have an ignition interlock device installed.Anyone can voluntarily have an Ignition Interlock device installed in their vehicle. Some people opt to do this to avoid having any work permit restrictions on their driver’s license.
There are many options to consider and defenses that are often available to people facing DWI charges. That is why it is important to talk to a DWI Defense Attorney before making any decisions. Call Anthony M. Grostyan at 612-341-6575 for a free consultation about your DWI charges.