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171.09 Driving restrictions; authority, violations.

Subdivision 1. Authority; violations. (a) The commissioner, when good cause appears, may impose restrictions suitable to the licensee's driving ability or other restrictions applicable to the licensee as the commissioner may determine to be appropriate to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

(b) Pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 383.95, if an applicant for a commercial driver's license either does not successfully complete the air brake component of the knowledge test, or does not successfully complete the skills test in a vehicle equipped with air brakes as such tests are prescribed in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 384, the department shall indicate on the class C, class B, or class A commercial driver's license, if issued, that the individual is restricted from operating a commercial motor vehicle equipped with air brakes.

(c) Upon receiving satisfactory evidence of any violation of the restrictions on the license, the commissioner may suspend or revoke the license. A license suspension under this section is subject to section 171.18, subdivisions 2 and 3.

(d) A person who drives, operates, or is in physical control of a motor vehicle while in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted driver's license issued to that person under this section is guilty of a crime as follows:

(1) if the restriction relates to the possession or consumption of alcohol or controlled substances, the person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor; or

(2) if the restriction relates to another matter, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 2. No-alcohol restriction. (a) Upon proper application by a person having a valid driver's license containing the restriction that the person must consume no alcohol and whose driving record contains no impaired driving incident within the past ten years, the commissioner must issue to the person a duplicate driver's license that does not show that restriction. Such issuance of a duplicate license does not rescind the no-alcohol restriction on the recipient's driving record. "Impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section 169A.03, subdivision 22.

(b) Upon the issuance of a duplicate license to a person under paragraph (a), the no-alcohol restriction on the person's driving record is classified as private data on individuals, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, but may be provided to requesting law enforcement agencies, probation and parole agencies, and courts.

HIST: (2720-144f) 1939 c 401 s 9; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 346 s 4; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 12 s 14; 2005 c 136 art 18 s 11; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 67

* NOTE: Subdivision 2, as added by Laws 2005, chapter 136, *article 18, section 11, expires July 1, 2006. Laws 2005, *chapter 136, article 18, section 11, the effective date.

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