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169A.24 First-degree driving while impaired.

Subdivision 1. Degree described. A person who violates section 169A.20 (driving while impaired) is guilty of first-degree driving while impaired if the person:

(1) commits the violation within ten years of the first of three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents; or

(2) has previously been convicted of a felony under this section.

Subd. 2. Criminal penalty. A person who commits first-degree driving while impaired is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than seven years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $14,000, or both. The person is subject to the mandatory penalties described in section 169A.276 (mandatory penalties; felony violations).

HIST: 1Sp2001 c 8 art 11 s 3; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 19 s 4

* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2001, First Special *Session chapter 8, article 11, section 3; and chapter 9, article *19, section 4, is effective August 1, 2002, and applies to *crimes committed on or after that date. Laws 2001, First *Special Session chapter 8, article 11, section 17; and chapter *9, article 19, section 17.

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