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169A.01 CITATION; APPLICATION.
    Subdivision 1. Citation. This chapter may be cited as the Minnesota Impaired Driving Code.
    Subd. 2. Application. Unless otherwise indicated, the provisions of this chapter apply to any
person who drives, operates, or is in physical control of a motor vehicle within this state or on any
boundary water of this state. The provisions of this chapter are applicable and uniform throughout
the state and in all its political subdivisions and municipalities.
    Subd. 3. Local ordinances. No local authority may enact or enforce any rule or regulation
that conflicts with a provision of this chapter unless expressly authorized to do so in this chapter.
Local authorities may adopt traffic regulations that do not conflict with the provisions of this
chapter. However, if any local ordinance regulating traffic covers the same subject for which a
penalty is provided for in this chapter, the penalty provided for the violation of the local ordinance
must be identical to the penalty provided for in this chapter for the same offense.
History: 2000 c 478 art 1 s 1