If you are arrested or convicted of a DWI / DUI offense or for underage drinking:

  • The State of Minnesota's court system requires you by law to complete a chemical health evaluation and follow the recommendations of the evaluator.
  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation requires you by law to complete a chemical health evaluation and follow all recommendations in order to reinstate your driving privileges.

The county court system may require you to be evaluated by the county office. 

If you are not required to be evaluated by the county office, you have two options:


  • Chemical dependency treatment centers offer chemical health evaluations. 

  • Have your evaluation completed by an independent evaluator licensed by the State of Minnesota, such as Rehab Continuums.


Alcohol or drugs steadily decreases a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Chances are you, a friend or a family member have been involved in an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash, resulting in personal injury or property damage. In fact, recent studies have shown that three in ten people will become involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetimes.  (Click on Impaired Driving to continue.)


Odds are you have been in a situation in which your friends, family members or even you, yourself have driven while impaired. Over the years, alcohol has become an accepted, even commonplace, fixture of holiday celebrations, sporting events and social get-togethers. So it is common that such situations arise, but they are easily avoided by choosing a designated driver or planning alternate modes of transportation. Unfortunately, too many people continue to drive while impaired, citing inconvenience, pride or embarrassment as excuses for their reckless behavior.   The simple fact of the matter is that driving while impaired is a crime.  (Click on Blood Alcohol Concentration to continue.)


Your BAC is the amount of alcohol in your body and is measured by the weight of the alcohol in a certain volume of blood. 

Alcohol is absorbed quickly through the walls of the stomach and small intestine, goes into the bloodstream, and travels throughout the body and to the brain.  Within 30 to 70 minutes after a person has had a drink, his/her BAC can be measured.

A BAC Calculator can be used to provide an estimate of one's BAC.  (Click on BAC Calculator to access the calculator.)

Information above provided by the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.