Tenth Judicial District Ignition Interlock Program

  1. Offender is a resident of the Tenth Judicial District and has an open criminal court case that originated in the Tenth Judicial District.
  2. Offender must be on active supervision (probation).
  3. Offender must be a legal resident of the United States.
  4. Target population is Driving after Cancellation/Inimical to Public Safety (DAC/IPS); however, the court may order others required by statute to operate with interlock as a condition to becoming valid to participate.
  5. Voluntary participants may not already have ignition interlock installed on the vehicle prior to applying for assistance.
  6. Court Ordered Participants may already have ignition interlock installed prior to applying for assistance. The Court may order an offender to switch vendors to enroll in the program or order an offender into the program while already installed with the Tenth Judicial District vendor to receive the enhanced supervision.
  7. A completed “Application for Ignition Interlock Assistance” and Release of Information must be submitted (See Appendices A and B).
  8. When determining eligibility, the offender’s child support obligation will be deducted from offender’s gross income.
  9. Those eligible for Tenth Judicial District Ignition Interlock Assistance will be granted one special review to be used in the case of a reduction in hours, loss of employment, or significant change in child support obligation, at which time funding tier eligibility will be reassessed based on the offender’s last month’s income and prospective income.
  10. Sufficient funds must remain in the program budget to cover the cost of services.
  11. To receive financial assistance beyond the installation cost, first month’s lease fee, and set-up fee, offender must be eligible for one of the three tiers listed below:
(Tier Guidelines should be updated annually to reflect the Federal Poverty Guideline changes).

Application for Ignition Interlock
 

All applicants receiving financial funding through the Tenth Judicial District are required to use Intoxalock as the vendor.  

Those not eligible for financial assistance from the Tenth Judicial District Ignition Interlock Program may still be required to install the ignition interlock device in order to operate a motor vehicle.  In those instances, ignition interlock users may select from any number of vendors as certified through the State of Minnesota's Department of Public Safety.

The Tenth Judicial District’s (TJD) Ignition Interlock Program may cover the cost of installation, and a portion of the monthly lease fees for up to twelve months, depending on offender’s income level and availability of funding remaining in the program.  The cost of recalibration, recall, resets, uninstallation, and other fees are the responsibility of the participant.  All eligible for assistance from the program will have the full cost of installation paid for by the TJD, as well as the set-up fee and first month’s lease fee. The level of assistance with the monthly lease fee for the remaining months will depend on the offender’s income, child support obligation, and household size.


There are three tiers of funding available:

Tier One
An offender whose gross income is at or below 115% of the federal poverty guidelines is eligible for:

  • Installation of ignition interlock covered 100%.

  • First month ignition interlock lease fee and set-up fee covered 100%.

  • Assistance with up to 90% of the monthly ignition interlock lease fee for five months.

  • At six months in the program, the offender will be reviewed for further eligibility. Level of assistance is subject to change at that point, depending on income level. If income level has not changed, offender may continue to receive assistance at the same level for up to the remaining six months.

Tier Two
An offender whose gross income is at or below 187.5% of the federal poverty guidelines is eligible for:

  • Installation of ignition interlock covered 100%.

  • First month ignition interlock lease fee and set up fee covered 100%.

  • Assistance with 50% of the monthly ignition interlock lease fee for up to the remaining 11 months of the program.

Tier Three
An offender whose gross income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty guidelines is eligible for:

  • Installation of ignition interlock covered 100%.

  • First month ignition interlock lease fee and set up fee covered 100%.

  • Assistance with 25% of the monthly ignition interlock lease fee for up to the remaining 11 months of the program.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services Division, operates an Ignition Interlock Device Program.  According to their website – “The Ignition Interlock Device Program enhances public safety by giving eligible alcohol offenders the option of having an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle, helping to ensure safe and legal driving. The device is the size of a hand-held calculator and includes a blowing tube. It prevents a vehicle from starting if it detects a certain alcohol concentration level after the driver blows into the tube. The device is installed near the steering wheel and connected to the engine.”

The Tenth Judicial District has received a grant from the Department of Public Safety to help residents of the Tenth Judicial District with the costs associated with the Ignition Interlock Device Program and provide assistance with determining eligibility for the Program.
 
Not sure of your License Status?  Contact Driver & Vehicle Services
Check online or call (651) 284-2000
 
The Tenth District Ignition Interlock Coordinator will contact you after the District’s application is received.  The Coordinator is also available to assist at any phase of the process in preparing to install.
 
Anoka County Treatment Court Coordinator
Lacy Greninger
 
Anoka County Courthouse
2100 3rd Ave
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 760-6573