Minnesota DWI Policy: Don't Drink and Drive - Do Drugs Instead!

Posted On October 14, 2015

Think about the public policy implications of the latest development in Minnesota's DWI law debacle.

Under the Implied Consent Law, a warrantless breath test is legal for DWI suspects, but breath tests only detect alcohol.

The state needs urine or blood to test for other substances that cause impairment.

We're still waiting to see which way the wind blows on urine testing, but finally the Court of Appeals agrees with the Constitution: DWI blood tests require a warrant.

I'm sure the alcohol lobby will get right on this and set things straight.

In the meantime, if you want full constitutional protection when you drive in Minnesota, drugs are fineâ?¦just stay away from the booze.