Elements of the Crime of DWI What Constitutes a DWI Crime in Minnesota?
Minnesota's DWI law makes it a crime:
- to drive, operate, or be in physical 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 is defined as .08 percent alcohol concentration or 8/10,000ths by volume) or more at the time, or within two hours of driving, operating, or in physical control;
- having any amount of a schedule I or schedule 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 driving, operating, or in physical control or a motor vehicle; or
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