DUI & DWI in Minnesota
Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) outlines online its rules and penalties for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), also known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or other intoxicants.
Minnesota DVS warns drivers of the deadly and costly consequences of DWI. Drinking and driving endangers motorists and passengers, including children, and costs thousands in potential penalties, not to mention the loss of reputation in the community.
Minnesota's legal limit is .08 BAC, but you can be arrested for less if law enforcement can prove that alcohol/drugs caused you to commit driving errors.
DWI comes with severe penalties in Minnesota, ranging from misdemeanor fines to felony convictions and jail time, in addition to lengthy license revocations. All DWI driver's license revocations in Minnesota require a $690 reinstatement fee. This is in addition to a DWI knowledge test, driver's license application and fees, and a chemical assessment.
If a Minnesota driver is arrested for 4 DWIs, or if a DWI driver has previously been convicted of a felony DWI involving serious injury or death, the driver may be charged with a felony.
A fourth DWI violation may result in a four-year loss of license and require rehabilitation for driver's license reinstatement.
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