Snowmobile accident inspires new DWI law

Published 8:13 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ST. PAUL — The death of an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a snowmobile spurred Minnesota legislators to advance a bill that would make drunk driving an offense no matter the vehicle being operated.

The House transportation committee approved a bill to allow for DWI convictions whether they’re on the road, trails or snow, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The bill would limit someone with a drunken driving offense issued while operating a car from operating other vehicles, such as a snowmobile.

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