Forfeited Vehicle

If you get a DWI and total your car, YOU are entitled to the insurance proceeds, NOT the forfeiting agency.  The Court of Appeals recently affirmed the district court decision that only the property rights in the vehicle are subject to forfeiture.  Insurance proceeds are payments due under an insurance contract about a vehicle and are not a property interest in the vehicle.  Russell Eldon Briles v. 2013 GMC Terrain, ___ N.W.2d ___, A16-0768, 2018 WL 845974 (Minn. 2/14/2018)