ST. PAUL, Minn. - Getting a DWI in Minnesota will soon impact more than your ability to legally drive a car.

A new law takes effect on Wednesday, August 1 which takes away a person's privileges to drive ALL vehicles - car, boat, ATV and snowmobile - if they are convicted of driving while intoxicated. The measure is called "Little Alan's Law," in memory of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr. The 8-year-old was killed by a man, investigators say, was riding a snowmobile while drunk after having his driver's license revoked due to multiple DWI offenses.

Before the law change, a person convicted of DWI could still legally operate outdoor recreational vehicles. Little Alan's Law applies to all violations that take place on or after August 1.

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“We have zero tolerance for people who endanger themselves and other people by operating a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle while they’re intoxicated,” said Col. Rodmen Smith, director of the Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division. “This new law should send the message that drinking and driving – no matter what the vehicle – isn’t acceptable and the consequences are severe.”

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For example, a person convicted of DWI in a motorboat (or who refuses testing for a motorboat DWI) would have their driver’s license suspended and be prohibited from operating ATVs, motorboats and snowmobiles for one year. Additionally, first-time DWI offenders operating off-road recreational vehicles or motorboats also will be subject to chemical use assessments, conditional release and plate impoundment – the same as a DWI in a highway-licensed vehicle.