If you are convicted in a court of law for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or above (BAC), your driving privilege will be suspended or revoked as follows:

  • Suspension: If you have no prior alcohol convictions, your driving privilege will be suspended for 30 days followed by a 60-day Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP). You may be eligible for an immediate 90-day Restricted Driving Privilege if you install an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
  • Revocation (prior conviction): If your driver record shows one or more prior alcohol convictions, your driving privilege will be revoked for one year and you will not be eligible for an RDP.  You may be eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) after serving 30 days of your suspension.

For reinstatement information, visit our License Reinstatement Requirements page.

NOTE:  The Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) is different than Missouri’s Limited Driving Privilege (LDP).

How do I obtain a Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP)?

If you have had a prior alcohol conviction, you are not eligible for a Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP).

However, if this is your first alcohol conviction, you have two options:

OPTION 1 – Immediate 90-day RDP with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

To receive an immediate 90-day RDP you must:

Note: Under this option, in order to reinstate your driving privilege after you complete your suspension period, you must maintain installation of your IID during the restricted driving privilege period without any violation. “Violation” is defined as any incident of device tampering, circumvention, or breath-alcohol level of .025 percent or above (7 CSR 60-2.010). You should not remove the device until the installer has certified to the Department of Revenue that you are violation free. You must request this certification from your IID installer. Failure to obtain certification will result in a 30-day extension of your restricted driving privilege with the ignition interlock requirement or an additional 30-day suspension without any driving privileges.

OPTION 2 – 30-day suspension, followed by a 60-day RDP

To receive a 60-day RDP you must:

  • Serve the 30-day suspension period;
  • File proof of insurance (an SR-22 form); and
  • File proof of installation of an approved Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for any vehicle you operate if you have had a prior alcohol-related law enforcement contact.