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169.129 Aggravated violations; penalty.

Subdivision 1. Crime. It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of a motor vehicle, the operation of which requires a driver's license, within this state or upon the ice of any boundary water of this state in violation of section 169.121 or an ordinance in conformity with it before the person's driver's license or driving privilege has been reinstated following its cancellation, suspension, revocation, disqualification, or denial under any of the following:

(1) section 169.121, 169.1211, or 169.123;

(2) section 171.04, 171.14, 171.16, 171.17, or 171.18 because of an alcohol-related incident;

(3) section 609.21, subdivision 1, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 2a, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 2b, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 3, clauses (2) to (6); or subdivision 4, clauses (2) to (6).

Subd. 2. Penalties. (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), a person who violates subdivision 1 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

(b) A person is guilty of an enhanced gross misdemeanor and may be sentenced to imprisonment in a local correctional facility for not more than two years or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both, if the person violates subdivision 1 and the person's driver's license or driving privilege has been suspended, revoked, canceled, denied, or disqualified two or more times within the past ten years under any of the statutes listed in subdivision 1. A person convicted of an enhanced gross misdemeanor under this paragraph is subject to the applicable mandatory penalties provided in section 169.121, subdivision 3d.

Subd. 3. Prosecution. The attorney in the jurisdiction in which the violation of this section occurred who is responsible for prosecution of misdemeanor violations of section 169.121 shall also be responsible for prosecution of violations of this section.

HIST: 1978 c 727 s 9; 1983 c 177 s 2; 1Sp1985 c 4 s 7; 1986 c 444; 1990 c 602 art 3 s 3; 1992 c 570 art 1 s 22; 1993 c 347 s 12; 1994 c 615 s 16; 1996 c 442 s 18; 1Sp1997 c 2 s 51

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