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It is illegal to operate a snowmobile while you are under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or other hazardous substances such as some prescription or over-the-counter medications.

  • Minnesota law states that a person is considered to be snowmobiling while intoxicated if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more.
  • Penalties for snowmobiling while intoxicated may include:
    • Fines and/or jail time
    • Loss of your snowmobile operating privileges
    • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Penalties are increased for persons who have prior violations for driving while intoxicated (DWI), a BAC of twice the legal limit, or a child under 16 years old on the snowmobile with them.

Minnesota’s Open Bottle Law

It is illegal to drink alcoholic beverages while you are operating a snowmobile on a roadway or the shoulder of a roadway that is not part of a designated snowmobile trail.