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169A.285 PENALTY ASSESSMENT.

Subdivision 1.Authority; amount.

When a court sentences a person who violates section 169A.20 (driving while impaired) while having an alcohol concentration of 0.16 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 as follows:

(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.

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