169A.285 PENALTY ASSESSMENT.
Subdivision 1. Authority; amount.
When a court sentences a person who violates section
(driving while impaired) while having an alcohol concentration of 0.20 or more as
measured at the time, or within two hours of the time, of the violation, the court may impose a
penalty assessment of up to $1,000. The court may impose this assessment in addition to any
other penalties or charges authorized under law.
Subd. 2. Assessment distribution.
Money collected under this section must be distributed
(1) if the arresting officer is an employee of a political subdivision, the assessment must
be forwarded to the treasury of the political subdivision for use in enforcement, training, and
education activities related to driving while impaired; or
(2) if the arresting officer is an employee of the state, the assessment must be forwarded to
the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
History: 2000 c 478 art 1 s 16