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Little Alan’s Law Sparks Change in DWI Statutes

by | Aug 1, 2018 | DUI/DWI

Little Alan’s Law is just one of several new statutes taking effect this August impacting the use of recreational vehicles of DWI offenders. The new law was passed just months after 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr. was killed by an intoxicated snowmobiler back in January, 2018. It is:

(f) A person who violates paragraph (a) or (b), or an ordinance in conformity with either of them, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(g) For purposes of this subdivision, a motorboat “in operation” does not include a motorboat that is anchored, beached, or securely fastened to a dock or other permanent mooring, or a motorboat that is being rowed or propelled by other than mechanical means.

In addition to the applicable sanctions under chapter 169A, a person who is convicted of violating section