School Bus Driving Under Minnesota’s DWI Laws

Yellow school bus speeding on the road in motion.

DWI law provides an even stricter standard of zero tolerance for school bus driving, by making it unlawful to drive a school bus when there is physical evidence in the person’s body of the consumption of any amount of alcohol. In addition to criminal penalties, such a violation also triggers cancellation of the person’s school bus driving endorsement and, upon conviction, disqualification of the person’s commercial driving privileges. However, as with other nonbus commercial vehicle DWI violations, the person would remain validly licensed to drive regular motor vehicles unless he or she also has violated the higher standards of regular DWI law.

CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from An Overview of Minnesota’s DWI Laws, originally published by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department and written by legislative analysts Jim Cleary and Rebecca Pirius.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota’s DWI Laws.

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