What is the Minnesota Implied Consent Law?

The Minnesota law requires any person who drives, operates or is in physical control of a motor vehicle to consent to a chemical test of their blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the presence of alcohol, a controlled substance or a hazardous substance. Minn. Stat. § 169.51.

A person who refuses to submit to a test may be charged with test refusal. Minn. Stat. §169A.52

Is a warrant required for a blood, breath, or urine test?

Given recent cases by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Minn. Court of Appeals there will likely be changes to the Minnesota Implied Consent Law.

The recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Birchfield v. North Dakota held that a warrant is not required for a breath test but is required for a blood test.

State v. Thompson, is currently under review by the Minn. Supreme Court. In that case the Minn. Ct. of Apps found that a warrant was required for a urine test.