According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), failure of the breath test or refusal to submit to testing results in the revocation of your driving privileges. If your license is revoked, suspended, or cancelled you must go through the DPS to get your license reinstated.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Data privacy law prohibits anyone else (including our attorneys) from contacting DPS on your behalf; therefore you must call DPS directly at 651-296-2025. It is important to gather information as soon as possible following a revocation. Due to the large number of calls they receive, the best time to reach DPS is in the morning. You will be asked to identify yourself and provide your driver’s license number. Be sure to take notes during the conversation and ask the following questions:
- How long is my revocation period?
- What date am I eligible for a limited driver’s license?
- What date am I eligible for full reinstatement?
- What are the exact conditions I must satisfy to obtain my reinstatement?
Prior to the DPS issuing you a work permit or driver’s license, you must take the DWI written exam, pay the reinstatement fees, and apply for a new Minnesota driver’s license. This can be completed at any of the driver exam stations.
Do not drive to the exam station if you are currently revoked. It is likely you will be charged with another offense if you are caught.
For your convenience, here are links to the Minnesota DPS website and the Minnesota Drive Info page (where you can check on the status of your license for free):