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Minnesota refines‘Little Alan’sLaw’Driving OFF-Road Vehicles after a dwi in Minneapolis Minnesota


 

 

Under a revision to “Little Alan’s Law,” beginning August 1, 2019 a DWI offender’s snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and motorboat operating privileges will be withdrawn along with his/her automobile driving privilegesshould he or she fail or refuse a lawfully administered DWI test regardless of the vehicle being driven at the time.

The new law conforms to 2018’s “Little Alan’s Law,” which expanded prohibitions on operating off-road vehicles following a DWI conviction. The 2019 revision permits withdrawal of snowmobile, ATV and motorboat privileges at the same time as the revocation of a driver’s license for test failure pursuant to Minnesota’s Implied Consent law.

Prior to the 2019 law change, persons charged with DWI while driving a highway-licensed vehicle who did not refuse testing could still legally operate ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles up to the time of conviction, sometimes long after the DWI arrest had occurred. The new legislation is designed to shorten the gap in time between a DWI offender’s arrest and withdrawal of ATV/motorboat/snowmobile operating privileges contemplated under the 2018 law.

If you find yourself facing DWI, BWI, or any charges related to impaired driving on a snowmobile or an ATVand need to explore your options for keeping a clean driving record or getting your driving/operating privileges restored, our seasoned lawyers can help. Attorneys are available 24-7 — Call us at 612-334-3342.

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