Minnesota Statutes Transportation (Ch. 160-174A) § 169A.24. First-degree driving while impaired

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Subdivision 1. Degree described.  A person who violates section 169A.20 (driving while impaired) is guilty of first-degree driving while impaired if the person:

(1) commits the violation within ten years of the first of three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents;

(2) has previously been convicted of a felony under this section;  or

(3) has previously been convicted of a felony under:

(i)  Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.21 (criminal vehicular homicide and injury, substance-related offenses), subdivision 1, clauses (2) to (6);

(ii)  Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.21 (criminal vehicular homicide and injury, substance-related offenses), subdivision 1, clauses (2) to (6);  subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6);  subdivision 2a, clauses (2) to (6);  subdivision 3, clauses (2) to (6);  or subdivision 4, clauses (2) to (6);  or

(iii)  section 609.2112, subdivision 1 , clauses (2) to (6);   609.2113, subdivision 1 , clauses (2) to (6), subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6), or subdivision 3, clauses (2) to (6);  or 609.2114, subdivision 1 , clauses (2) to (6), or subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6).

Subd. 2. Criminal penalty.  A person who commits first-degree driving while impaired is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than seven years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $14,000, or both.  The person is subject to the mandatory penalties described in section 169A.276 (mandatory penalties;  felony violations).

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