Feb
11

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Got a Minnesota DWI? It Could Have Been Worse

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but it becomes an even worse situation when an accident is involved, as one Minnesota man recently found out.

A 22-year-old man was convicted of killing three people in a car accident that was the result of drinking and driving.

What were already harsh penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) are now compounded by the accident. He was sentenced to 67 months in prison on three counts of vehicular homicide.

In Minnesota, even if you’re not involved in an accident, the penalties for DWI can follow you around for years. Here’s what you need to know about DWIs in Minnesota.

When Minnesota Says You’re Driving While Intoxicated

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Sep
10

Believe It Or Not, the Drunk Driver Isn’t Always at Fault in MN

Drunk driving, despite the best efforts of those in law enforcement and the community, continues to happen. In Minnesota specifically, the number of deaths related to drunk driving accidents continues to increase.

In 2018, there were 371 traffic fatalities reported, up almost six percent from the previous year. Of those fatalities, 84 were caused by a drunk driver.

What may come as a surprise is that when these issues go to court, the drunk driver isn’t always found at fault. In fact, in Minnesota’s no-fault system, there are some scenarios where a drunk driver may not be held liable for the other driver’s injuries. Read on to find out more.

No-Fault Insurance in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of only 12 [...]