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DWI Court


The Ramsey County DWI Court is for persons charged with their third or more gross misdemeanor DWI offense.  The court provides intensive supervision for persons who are interested in changing their drinking and driving behavior and ending their cycle in the criminal justice system. 

(For general information and for those not charged with a third or subsequent GM DWI, refer to the Criminal Court page or the Criminal Court FAQ page.)


  • 3 or more DWI's in a lifetime
  • Ramsey County resident
  • Gross Misdemeanor level charge
  • Ramsey County arrest and charged
  • Diagnosis of substance dependence
  • Approval by the DWI Court team


  • Increase the number of DWI offenders who become and remain alcohol and other drug free.
  • Reduce recidivism among DWI offenders thereby enhancing public safety.

Judge Gary Bastian and Judge Lezlie Marek preside over the DWI Court.  If you are interested in observing the court, hearings take place every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 1040 of the Ramsey County Courthouse.

For more information, please contact the program coordinator.

Tanya Jones, Program Coordinator

Informational Materials

Program Brochure
Informational Handout
Participant Handbook
Annual Report 2009

Useful Links

Minnesotans for Safe Driving
City of St Paul
MN Dept of Public Safety
MN Dept of Corrections
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)