Snowmobiling While Intoxicated
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.