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After your third DWI conviction, you may have to hand over


For a third DWI offense in ten years, your driver's license will be canceled for three years, your vehicle's license plates will be impounded, an ignition interlock device will be installed on your vehicle for three years, your vehicle may be forfeited, and you will pay a fine of $3,000 and/or go to jail for one year. The ignition interlock device will prevent your vehicle from starting if it detects that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.02% or above. (An average 180-pound man will reach a BAC of 0.03% by consuming one shot of 80-proof liquor, one 12-ounce can of beer, or five ounces of wine before his body starts to break down the alcohol.) [Third Offense, Penalties, Chapter 8 Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Minnesota Driver's Manual]