If you're familiar with DWI cases in Minnesota, you've probably heard of an ignition interlock system. The device requires DWI offenders to take a breathalyzer test to prove sobriety before starting their car. The system is used for first-time DWI offenders who test higher than 0.16 blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of arrest or second-time offenders automatically.
There are lessons to be learned from history. We study the successes, failures and social movements of the past so that they can help guide our actions. They can also help us prepare for our future, even in situations involving drunk driving.
In much of Minnesota, Labor Day marks the end of summer. With the last day of the State Fair and most schools resuming on Tuesday, the Labor Day holiday is often seen as closing weekend of summer.
When a police officer or Minnesota Highway Patrol trooper is driving along a street or highway, they are not permitted to stop anyone to check an see if they are committing a crime. Because of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 1, Section 10 the Minnesota Constitution, the people of the state are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures.