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Ignition interlock proves to be effective

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Less than 1 percent of the 10,664 DWI offenders in Minnesota who have used or are currently using ignition interlock have reoffended since the program's statewide inception in July 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

To date, 3,283 people have graduated from the interlock program, meaning they used the device for the required period without reoffending. There are currently 7,381 people using ignition interlock in Minnesota.

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