Fifth Judicial District Ignition Interlock Program

The Fifth Judicial District's Ignition Interlock Program serves those that live in the Fifth District or have an open criminal case in the Fifth District.  Fifth Judicial District serves the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock and Watonwan.

1.  First Alcohol Offense (Under 0.16 alcohol concentration):
  • Option 1: An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges - 1 year
  • Option 2: After a 15 day waiting period of no driving, a limited license will be issued allowing a person to drive to/from work, school, treatment, abstinence based support group meetings, court and probation meetings - up to 60 hours and 6 days per week
  • Option 3: No driving for 90 days; 180 days if under age 21
2.  First Alcohol Offense (over 0.16 alcohol concentration or 1st Alcohol Offense Test Refusal):
  • Option 1: An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges – 1 year
  • Option 2: No driving for revocation period of 1 year
3.  2nd Alcohol Offense in 10 years, or 3rd Alcohol Offense on Record (Revoked status)  (Under 0.16 alcohol concentration):
  • Option 1: An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges – 1 year
  • Option 2: No driving for revocation period of 1 year
4.  2nd Alcohol Offense in 10 years (over 0.16), 3rd Alcohol Offense (over 0.16) or 2nd Test Refusal 
  • Option 1: An ignition interlock restricted license with full Class D driving privileges – 2 years
  • Option 2: No driving for revocation period of 2 years
5.  License is Canceled and Denied as Inimical to Public Safety
A person whose driving privilege has been canceled and denied as inimical to public safety is required to enroll and complete the ignition interlock program in order to get their driving privilege back.  Time in the program is as follows:  
  • 3rd Alcohol offense in 10 years or 4th on Record -3 years (1 year with limited license and 2 years with a restricted license)*
  • 4th Alcohol Offense in 10 years - 4 years (1 year with a limited license and 3 years with a restricted license)*
  • 5th or Subsequent Alcohol Offense - 6 years (1 year with a limited license and 5 years with a restricted license)*
* Time may be extended for violations

6.  What if I need to drive a vehicle for my job?
If you are self-employed you must install ignition interlock in your vehicle. 

If you drive an employer-owned vehicle complete the Employment Exemption for Ignition Interlock Form and send it with your ignition interlock application.
For additional information please contact:
Brad Nelson
Ignition Interlock Program Coordinator
1696 Greenview Drive SW, Ste. A
Rochester, MN 55902
Office:  507-206-2313
FAX:  507-285-7476
E-mail: brad.nelson@courts.state.mn.us