DWI Courts in Minnesota: Eligibility, Processes, & Benefits

DWI courts in Minnesota have been noted for their stunning success rates, particularly in terms of reducing recidivism. In fact, the state currently has 16 of them, and that number could grow in the coming years. In 2014, the Minnesota DPS released a study showing the primary benefits: $700,000 per year in taxpayer savings, a […]

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Can You Still Be Charged if Your BAC is below .08% in Minnesota?

The blood alcohol level in Minnesota is set at .08, a number that’s commonly known by many drivers. However, under some circumstances, it is possible to still face drunk driving-related charges even if you’re under the legal limit, which is something the Minnesota Department of Public Safety admits. Here’s what you need to know: Zero Tolerance […]

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Snowmobile Incident Sparks New Debate Over Minnesota DWI Law

The Minnesota State House is considering imposing tougher penalties for those who drive drunk on ATVs and snowmobiles. The law’s consideration arrives after an allegedly intoxicated snowmobile driver caused a fatality in Chisago City. According to Rep Anne Neu of North Branch, who is the bill’s author, those who have been convicted of DWI for […]

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Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been driving on Minnesota roadways for a while now, you may have noticed the plain-looking license plates with white backgrounds and blue fonts. These special registration plates are distinguished from others because their numbers start with a “W” – something that has earned them the nickname “whiskey” plates. They’re commonly displayed on vehicles […]

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MN Lawmakers Address Inhalant Issue Known as ‘Huffing’

Minnesota lawmakers in the state senate on Friday examined how current state law covers huffing, something that means sniffing inhalants. The issue partly stems from a ruling made by the Minnesota Supreme Court in October, in which the justices overturned a woman’s conviction. In it, the court determined that she in fact didn’t violate state DWI law […]

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MN Drunk Driving Statistics Show Edina Police with Highest Arrest Rate

Edina is one of the safest cities in the state, in large part due to strict drunk driving violation law enforcement. According to Minnesota drunk driving statistics in 2017, Edina had a DWI arrest rate nearly seven times as high as the city of Minneapolis. Police officers in the western suburb arrested 476 people in […]

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Minnesota DWI Roundup: New Year’s Crackdown & a District Court Judge Arrested

The state of Minnesota’s holiday crackdown on suspected DWI offenders continued into the New Year, as law enforcement officials arrested 117 motorists between 6PM Sunday on New Year’s Eve and 8AM Monday on New Year’s Day. The Minnesota DPS through their Twitter account disclosed the news. The 117 motorists taken into custody represent just a portion of […]

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Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrests

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was certainly no time for law enforcement to rest, as they nabbed 490 Minnesotans on the suspicion of driving drunk. The Minnesota State Patrol revealed the number in a social media post. According to the state, typical Wednesdays average around 47 DWI arrests. However, on this year’s Wednesday preceding […]

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Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court

A Minnesota woman can rest easy after the state’s supreme court recently reversed her convictions finding that she had driven while impaired. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, the woman had been found slumped over in her car on several occasions after inhaling a canned chemical known as difluoroethane (DFE). She was charged and […]

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