Minnesota has recently started a program which allows driver’s who have been cancelled or suspended, because of DWI arrests, an opportunity to regain their driving privileges. The Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program places a “breathalyzer” in the car of the suspended driver and will not let the vehicle start until the driver provides an alcohol free sample. Further, the device randomly tests drivers as the vehicle is traveling in order to ensure that the driver did not just have someone else blow into the machine.
If your driving privileges have been canceled or revoked the Minnesota Ignition Interlock program may be a great opportunity to get you back on the road. However, the Ignition Interlock program also has some down sides. Aside from the high cost of set-up and monthly maintenance, Minnesota often requires driver’s on the program to use the device for a considerable longer period of time than their licenses would generally have been revoked.
Minnesotan’s who have had their licenses suspended or revoked due to a DWI or DUI, should call a qualified and experienced DWI attorney to discuss the best way to handle their suspension. The Ignition Interlock program may provide a valuable way to regain your driving privileges, but there may also be other ways to achieve the same result without the hassle or cost of this program.
If you have questions about whether the Ignition Interlock Program is the right way to go, call Kevin Sieben today. Whether this is the first time you have been arrested for DWI/DUI, or the fifth, Kevin Sieben Law will be able to provide you with the best, most up to date information.