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What You Need To Know About Minnesota Whiskey Plates  If you’ve spent much time driving in Minnesota, you may have noticed a few vehicles that have plain white license plates with black or blue lettering, and the first letter is always W. These are commonly known as “whiskey plates.” They are specially issued plates that...
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Alcohol being poured at holiday party
Alcohol Charges Are Serious Everyone has seen the cliched drunk Santa in movies (and maybe even in real life). However, public intoxication is no joke. It’s also legal In Minnesota. Yes, you read that correctly. You can’t be arrested for simply being drunk in public. But don’t take that as permission to get soused and...
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Glass Of Alcohol
The holiday season of celebrations is over, but many drivers are still feeling the consequences after having too much to drink and then being pulled over. Impaired driving laws are an effort to keep everyone safe on the roads. Yet, driving while intoxicated still happens, and the consequences can be serious. You or someone you...
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Large Truck on the Road
Everyone knows the risks of being charged with a DUI or DWI—the loss of a license, fines, even possible jail time. But, if you also drive a truck or other commercial vehicle for a living, your livelihood is at risk. As important as it is for everyone who is charged with a DUI to retain...
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Alcoholic Drink with Car and Police Car
Every year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) reviews and reports on all aspects related to the prior year’s drunk driving in the state. This includes looking at DUI arrests, multiple offenses, accidents, and drunk-driving related injuries and deaths. In September 2016, the DPS-OTS released 2015’s drunk driving statistics and...
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Breathalyzer
The past few months here in Minnesota have witnessed two large efforts to crack down on drunk drivers. Here’s what you need to know to remain current on DUI laws and enforcements efforts. Updated Gross Misdemeanor DUI Law A gross misdemeanor DUI, or mid-level DUI, kicks in at a lower blood alcohol content (BAC) level...
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Car Keys in Ignition
If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, you probably already know that you could face some serious consequences that affect your driver’s license. In Minnesota, the law says that your driver’s license can be withdrawn immediately following failure of a breath, blood or urine test. Lawyers know...
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Christmas Cocktail
The holidays are a time for joy and cheer. And, as is often the case, this Christmas cheer often involves a fair amount of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, that also means an increased number of drunk drivers on the road. The percentage of DUIs and DUI-related traffic fatalities increase during this time....
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