Prohibited Behaviors Under Minnesota DWI Laws

Minnesota’s DWI law stipulates that it is a crime:

  1. to drive, operate, or be in control of any motor vehicle anywhere in the state while:
    • under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or (knowingly) a hazardous substance, or any combination of these;
    • having an alcohol concentration (AC) of .08 (.08 means .08 percent alcohol concentration, which is 8/10,000ths by volume) or more at the time or within two hours of doing so;
    • having any amount or the metabolites of a schedule I or II controlled substance, other than marijuana, in the body; or
    • if the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle, having an alcohol concentration of .04 or more at the time or within two hours of doing so; or
  2. to refuse to submit to a chemical test of the person’s blood, breath, or urine under Minnesota Statutes, section 169A.52 (implied consent 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.