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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: I was arrested for a DUI associated with a car accident where I sustained some minor injuries. Aren't the police

required to take me to the hospital before arresting me? They didn't.

Douglas T. Kans
Douglas T. Kans answered on Oct 6, 2017

I certainly don't have all the facts of your situation, but generally every department has policies on how to handle certain situations. If your injuries required medical attention from a professional, you certainly should have been taken to the hospital at some point, especially if you remained... Read more »

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Q: Can I refuse a breathalyzer test if I'm pulled over on suspicion of DUI?
Douglas T. Kans
Douglas T. Kans answered on Sep 4, 2017

In Minnesota, it is still currently a crime of Gross Misdemeanor Refusal, if you refuse to submit to an evidentiary breath test (Datamaster DMT) at the police station.

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Q: Am I required to have DUI plates on my vehicle even though I was not with during the incident

My husband only drives the vehicle he was driving at the time of the incident it now has intoxalock and DUI plates he legally cannot drive my car as it is not equipped with intoxalock he is the co-owner of the vehicle but does not drive it am I still required to Have DUI plates even though I was... Read more »

Douglas T. Kans
Douglas T. Kans answered on Aug 25, 2017

Although the license plate impoundment order applies to your vehicle because he was driving it at the time of the incident, there is a process that you can appeal to the Department of Public Safety for administrative review to potentially have your plates restored.

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Q: Is it possible to get a license that has been cancelled IPS back without doing ignition interlock?

DWI in '12, '92, '91, '83

Douglas T. Kans
Douglas T. Kans answered on Sep 29, 2017

Under the current law in Minnesota, if your license has been Canceled Inimical to Public Safety, then it is now a requirement that you must comply with a set duration on the interlock program to ever become valid again without the requirement of interlock in the future.

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