Minnesota’s new DWI law applies to RVs

MINNESOTA — In light of a new DWI law in the state of Minnesota, West Hennepin Public Safety Director Gary Kroells shares a caution with residents that he hopes they all already follow, “Don’t drink and drive any motor vehicle regardless if it is a vehicle, boat, ATV, or snowmobile. You will lose your privilege to drive.”

The state of Minnesota now has a new DWI law that went into effect Aug. 1. This new law means that people convicted of driving while intoxicated – regardless of the vehicle they’re driving – will lose their driver’s license and be prohibited from operating motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, motorboats, and snowmobiles.

The state Legislature passed the law following the death of 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., who died in January after being struck by a snowmobile driven by a man whose driver’s license was revoked after multiple DWI offenses.

Read the full article in the Hometown Source.

 

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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