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169A.43 PROSECUTORIAL RESPONSIBILITY; VENUE; CRIMINAL HISTORY.
    Subdivision 1. Definition. As used in this section, "impaired driving offense" includes
violations of sections 169A.20 to 169A.33.
    Subd. 2. Prosecution. The attorney in the jurisdiction in which an impaired driving offense
occurred who is responsible for prosecution of misdemeanor-level impaired driving offenses is
also responsible for prosecution of gross misdemeanor-level impaired driving offenses.
    Subd. 3. Venue. (a) A violation of section 169A.20, subdivision 2 (refusal to submit to
chemical test) may be prosecuted either in the jurisdiction where the arresting officer observed
the defendant driving, operating, or in control of the motor vehicle or in the jurisdiction where
the refusal occurred.
(b) An underage drinking and driving offense may be prosecuted as provided in section
169A.33, subdivision 6 (underage drinking and driving).
    Subd. 4. Criminal history information. When an attorney responsible for prosecuting
impaired driving offenses requests criminal history information relating to prior impaired driving
convictions from a court, the court shall furnish the information without charge.
History: 2000 c 478 art 1 s 24