The Dakota County One-Day DWI program provides a timely and research-based response for people who have received a DWI for the first time. The primary goal of the program is to prevent repeat offenses through education, skill-building, assessment and referral to additional services as needed.
The program combines information about the physical effects of alcohol and drug consumption, the laws pertaining to impaired driving, cognitive therapy, stress management skills, self–assessment and a victim impact panel.
This program must be completed within 90 days of sentencing.
Registering for the program
Call or text Building Bridges at 651-404-0680 to register for a specific program date.
This is a live virtual class held via Zoom. The program is held on the first and third Saturday of most months, from 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
There is a $20 no-show fee for participants who do not notify Building Bridges by noon on Friday before the class if they are not able to attend. A $20 no-show fee will also be charged to participants who are removed from the class for any reason.
The cost of the program is $125 and must be paid prior to starting your class. You can make a payment online using a credit or debit card or E-check.
Send a cashier’s check or money order made out to Dakota County Finance to:
Dakota County Finance
Adult Program Fee
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
You can also pay by Visa or MasterCard by calling 651-554-5840 or 651-554-5814.
For other questions or prefer to attend the One Day DWI program in Spanish, please contact the Probation Service Center at 952-891-7222.