Apparently Huffing Dust-Off and Driving is Not Illegal in Minnesota

Apparently Huffing Dust-Off and Driving is Not Illegal in Minnesota

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that DFE is not a hazardous substance for DWIs. State v. Carson, A15-1678 (Minn. Oct. 11, 2017) (read the case here). In Minnesota, one can get a DWI without consuming alcohol, but can if under the influence of a controlled substance,...
Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

The Minnesota Legislature changed a provision of the DWI laws pertaining to a deadline for filing challenges to driver’s license withdrawals. Specifically, when one is arrested on probable cause of driving while impaired and either refuses or fails a breath test, the...

FWI – Flying While Intoxicated

Think .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is low for drinking and driving? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a federal law, Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.17, establishing a .04 BAC per se standard for pilots while operating an aircraft and it...
Driving While High

Driving While High

“I’m just smoking weed tonight, I’ll be your designated driver.” Perhaps you or a friend has said this before. The problem is that one can still get a DWI if he or she is smoking weed, even without drinking a drop of alcohol. In Minnesota, marijuana is an illegal...

Will I lose my license for a 1st time DWI on Boat or ATV?

First time DWI violators who are pulled over while driving a motorboat, ATV or other off-road vehicles are given a break. A driver who has no qualified prior impaired driving incident is subject only to the nonfelony criminal penalty and the loss of operating...
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