§ 169A.24 First-degree driving while impaired

169A.24. First-degree driving while impaired

    Subdivision 1. Degree described. A person who violates section 169A.20 (driving while impaired) is guilty of first-degree
driving while impaired if the person:

        (1) commits the violation within ten years of the first of three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents;

        (2) has previously been convicted of a felony under this section; or

        (3) has previously been convicted of a felony under section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6).

    Subd. 2. Criminal penalty. A person who commits first-degree driving while impaired is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than seven years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $14,000, or both. The person is subject to the mandatory penalties described in section 169A.276 (mandatory penalties; felony violations).