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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. [Expired, 2005 c 136 art 18 s 11]
History: (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