Should the Crime of “Driving” While Impaired Include “Physical Control”?

While all States have impaired driving crimes, there are different variations of abbreviations used for them, including DUI, DWI, OWI, OUI, DWAI, and others.  One of the problems with using these abbreviations is that people eventually equate “DWI” or “DUI” solely with “driving” while impaired.  Many people do not realize that the term “DWI” in… Read more »

The Impact of the McNeely Decision on Minnesota DWI Law

On April 17, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision of Missouri v. McNeely. This decision has the opportunity to have a direct impact on Minnesota DWI law in years to come. While the extent of the impact is not yet known, we will be arguing that that this decision could be the… Read more »