When will I be charged with DWI in Minnesota?
You will be charged with a DWI if you drive, operate, or are in 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 a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more at the time or within two hours of doing so; having any amount or the metabolites of a schedule I or II controlled substance, other than marijuana, in the body; or if the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle, having an BAC of .04 or more at the time or within two hours of doing so.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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