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Under current DWI laws, if a person receives more than two DWI violations within ten years (also known as a ten year look back period), the driver's license plates may be revoked and replaced with what are commonly known as whiskey plates. The license plates in Minnesota start with a W. These plates start with clearly identifiable letters that identify the vehicle to police officer as a vehicle that is regularly driven by a person with more than one DWI offense on his/her driving record.

These plates are significant since they may provide law enforcement officer with a reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle so long as there are no other indicia to indicate to the officer that the operator of the vehicle does not fit the description of the driver with the serial DWI offenses.

If you have Whiskey plates, chances are very good that you will be stopped at some point by a law enforcement officer. Any use of alcohol may result in the embarrassment of being subjected to field sobriety tests and other DWI tests.

Did you also know that plates may be impounded on a vehicle that the person with multiple DWI's may be using? There is an innocent owner exception which may allow the owner of the vehicle to avoid that plate impoundment.

To challenge your plate impoundment call 612.240.8005.

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