In Minnesota, it is illegal to operate or be in physical control of a snowmobile while under the influence or over the limit. If you choose to drink and drive a snowmobile this winter, you will face almost identical consequences to being charged with a DUI while driving a car. Additionally, the same aggravating factors will be applied. If you have a previous DUI or DWI charge in the past 10 years, it will almost certainly result in a more serious charge and more significant consequences.
As of August 1, 2018, violating the impaired snowmobiling law will also result in a revocation of your driving privileges. And the reverse is also true – an impaired driving violation will make you ineligible to operate a snowmobile, ATV, or motorboat. Regardless of the mode of transportation involved, an impaired operating charge can have broad impacts across many areas of your life.
Changing laws are a key reason experienced legal representation is critical if you are arrested for a DUI crime. Our defense attorneys can help guide you through the legal process with straight talk and honest answers. Contact us today if you need legal help.