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Appendix A
Motor Vehicle Statutes That Address Child Endangerment

MINNESOTA

Minn. Stat. § 169A.03 (Subd. 3)(2003)
Definitions

Subd. 3. Aggravating factor. "Aggravating factor" includes: . . .

(3) having a child under the age of 16 in the motor vehicle at the time of the offense if the child
is more than 36 months younger than the offender.

Minn. Stat. § 169A.20
Driving While Impaired

Subdivision 1. Driving while impaired crime. It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle within this state or on any boundary water of this state:

(1) when the person is under the influence of alcohol;

(2) when the person is under the influence of a controlled substance;

(3) when the person is knowingly under the influence of a hazardous substance that affects the nervous system, brain, or muscles of the person so as to substantially impair the person's ability to drive or operate the motor vehicle;

(4) when the person is under the influence of a combination of any two or more of the elements named in clauses (1), (2), and (3);

(5) when the person's alcohol concentration at the time, or as measured within two hours of the time, of driving, operating, or being in physical control of the motor vehicle is 0.08 or more;

(6) when the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle and the person's alcohol concentration at the time, or as measured within two hours of the time, of driving, operating, or being in physical control of the commercial motor vehicle is 0.04 or more; or

(7) when the person's body contains any amount of a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols.

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