If you have just had a couple of beers or an alcoholic drink, you may think yourself perfectly capable of driving. Unfortunately, you may find that you are not in as much control of your faculties as you thought. Alcohol clouds judgment, vision and reflexes, and if your driving becomes even slightly erratic, you may be stopped on suspicion of DWI: driving while impaired. In Minnesota, you will likely face both criminal and administrative penalties and, depending on the circumstances, these can be extremely harsh.
In the state of Minnesota, many good men and women drive commercial vehicles. It is a career that offers financial freedom if you are willing and able to work difficult hours and are able to keep strict schedules.
When you're away from your family at college, you may understandably experience moments of loneliness or even sadness when missing familiar sights and sounds of home. Most colleges in Minnesota and elsewhere offer plenty of sports, extracurricular activities and social events to provide joyful distractions and promote active lifestyles on campus.
Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but mistakes happen. If you were pulled over by police for driving while intoxicated, hopefully you contacted an attorney and have resolved the matter, ready to move on.
We have all seen those drivers: those who text while driving, not paying attention to the road, those who tailgate or change lanes without signaling, those aggressive drivers speeding around slower cars. While nobody's perfect, it is definitely easier to get pulled over than you think. If you want to avoid being pulled over, as most of people do, it can help to know what to avoid doing while on the road.
Did you know that you can get charged with DWI in Minnesota without taking a sip of alcohol or an illegal drug? That's right, DWI charges can stem from the use of legal prescription drugs.
If a bill that recently passed in the Public Safety Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives gets enacted, everyone convicted of repeat driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI) in Minnesota will face an additional punishment: installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device in every vehicle they own or have registered in their name.
When police arrest drivers for DWI, they often make it seem like they have an airtight case before charges have even been filed. Citizens must remember: DWI suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law.