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DWI on a bike

Can you be sited for DWI on a bicycle in minneapolis minnesota

Asked on 8/01/08, 12:42 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

Re: DWI on a bike

No. A DWI requires that the person is operating a "motor" vehicle. If there is no motor, there is no DWI.

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Answered on 8/01/08, 12:59 pm

Thomas C. Gallagher Gallagher Criminal Defense Services

Re: DWI on a bike

No, a person cannot be guilty of a DWI crime unless there is a motor. Note that any motor will do these days, a golf cart or a canoe with a tiny 1/2 horse electic motor will do! A motorized bicycle would probably qualify! But if it's solely human powered -- whew! -- no DWI (yet).

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Answered on 8/01/08, 4:29 pm

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