Alcohol-Impaired Driving Laws

In December 2018, new impaired driving laws came into effect to make our roads safer and to save lives.

The best practice is not to drink and drive. Call POINTTS™ for a Free Consultation.

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New Impaired Driving Laws

Does mandatory alcohol screening permit police to demand a breath sample from people in their homes or bar?
Mandatory alcohol screening can only be used if you, as the driver, are in care and control of the vehicle, have been lawfully stopped, and if the police officer has the approved screening device at hand.

Can the Police stop you while driving if you haven’t done anything wrong?
Police have long had the power to stop drivers to check to see if they have a valid licence, if they are sober, and if their vehicle is roadworthy. They don’t need to see you do anything wrong.

Can the Police use mandatory alcohol screening to come to your house two hours after you arrive home and demand a breath sample?
For mandatory alcohol screening to be used:
The car must be lawfully stopped
You, as the driver, must be in care and control of the vehicle
The police officer must have the device at hand

Can you can beat an “at or over 80 mg” charge if you have several drinks right before driving, because the alcohol didn’t affect you until after you drove?
The new law covers this situation and you can be convicted if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or over 80 mg within two hours of driving. This change was made to address this type of risky and dangerous behaviour on our roads.
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Bolus Drinking Defence

“Bolus drinking” refers to situations where a driver claims that, although they consumed alcohol just before or during driving, they were not over the legal limit while driving because the alcohol was not fully absorbed until the time of testing.

Intervening Drink Defence

In an “intervening drink” defence, a driver claims to have consumed alcohol after operating the vehicle but before testing, often used after an accident where the driver claimed they drank to calm their nerves. An Impaired Driving Offence is a complicated matter. Get a Free Consultation from the best Defence Team at POINTTS™.

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Impaired Driving Offence

Penalty for Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada and this is unacceptable. In 2017, there were more than 69,000 impaired driving incidents reported by the police, including almost 3,500 drug-impaired driving incidents. In December 2018, new impaired driving laws came into effect to make our roads safer and to save lives.
If police determine that you have drugs or alcohol in your system and/or that you are impaired by any substance, you can face severe consequences and potential criminal charges.

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