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169A.20 DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED.
    Subdivision 1. Driving while impaired crime. It is a crime for any person to drive, operate,
or be in physical control of any motor vehicle within this state or on any boundary water of
this state:
(1) when the person is under the influence of alcohol;
(2) when the person is under the influence of a controlled substance;
(3) when the person is knowingly under the influence of a hazardous substance that affects
the nervous system, brain, or muscles of the person so as to substantially impair the person's
ability to drive or operate the motor vehicle;
(4) when the person is under the influence of a combination of any two or more of the
elements named in clauses (1), (2), and (3);
(5) when the person's alcohol concentration at the time, or as measured within two hours of
the time, of driving, operating, or being in physical control of the motor vehicle is 0.08 or more;
(6) when the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle and the person's alcohol concentration at
the time, or as measured within two hours of the time, of driving, operating, or being in physical
control of the commercial motor vehicle is 0.04 or more; or
(7) when the person's body contains any amount of a controlled substance listed in schedule I
or II, or its metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols.
    Subd. 2. Refusal to submit to chemical test crime. It is a crime for any person to refuse to
submit to a chemical test of the person's blood, breath, or urine under section 169A.51 (chemical
tests for intoxication), or 169A.52 (test refusal or failure; revocation of license).
    Subd. 3. Sentence. A person who violates this section may be sentenced as provided in
section 169A.24 (first-degree driving while impaired), 169A.25 (second-degree driving while
impaired), 169A.26 (third-degree driving while impaired), or 169A.27 (fourth-degree driving
while impaired).
History: 2000 c 478 art 1 s 7; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 11 s 2; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 19 s 3; 2002 c 379 art
1 s 113; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 9 s 3; 2004 c 283 s 3; 2006 c 260 art 2 s 2

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