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Impaired Driving in Alberta

Driving impaired is not just dangerous. You can face serious legal consequences if you are convicted. Learn how law enforcement handles impaired driving in the present day, and don’t forget to contact us at Roadlawyers in Alberta if you are facing a charge yourself. We can help you better understand the law in order to make more informed decisions.

The government introduced two impaired driving bills at the same time last year and wants both bills to pass before pot actually becomes legal.

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Lt. Christian Cousineau had his driver’s license suspended for one year, and was fined $1,200.

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A man from northern Alberta is facing several charges, including impaired control of a motor vehicle and mischief, after RCMP received a call about a tractor damaging a golf course.

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Fredericton — In preparation for the Trudeau government’s proposed legalization of marijuana, New Brunswick’s top RCMP officer, Assistant Commissioner Larry Tremblay, confirmed this week that his force has plans to collect mandatory roadside semen samples as a method of catching impaired drivers.

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An Ontario man wanted so badly to prove to his friends that he could handle his booze he drove to a police station to prove it and wound up with a drunk

driving charge.

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Police testing for drunk driving will be able to presume a driver’s past intoxication level based on breath or blood samples under a new amendment to the Criminal Code.

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Jesse Burnett of Dubuc testified he drank seven beers after he swerved to miss a moose and crashed his motorcycle, but before going to hospital, evidence the judge accepted.

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Ryan Jespersen discusses the NDP’s decision to decriminalize drunk driving with guest Timothy Foster. 

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22-year-old man arrested after crashing into a tree while allegedly having sex with his passenger, has prior DUIs, records show.

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B.C. Supreme Court overturns distracted driving prohibition for woman whose mother was having a stroke.

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Under Bill C-46, police will have the right to demand a breath sample from any driver.

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A San Francisco Tesla owner has learned the hard way that driving drunk is still illegal, even with an active driver-assistance system.

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Timothy Foster discusses the push to largely decriminalize drunk driving in Alberta.

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Regulator says failure to catch offending plates is “disappointing and upsetting.”

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A 49-year-old school bus driver from East Stroudsburg faces 45 charges after completing one of her routes on Wednesday while drunk, police say.

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In this episode we will explore the “defence” of intoxication and how this common law concept became a form of statutory mens rea in s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code.

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Victorian police faked more than a quarter of a million roadside breath tests in what appears to be a deliberate ruse to dupe the system.

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Victorian police faked more than a quarter of a million roadside breath tests in what appears to be a deliberate ruse to dupe the system.

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A Recent Traffic Court Appeal Ruling May Spell Problems for Dozens of Convictions.

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Traffic Court Justice Criticizes RoadSafetyBC Review Decisions.

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Stronger penalties for drug-impaired drivers and for impaired drivers who transport children will come into effect September 1, SGI announced Thursday.

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Changes are coming to the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta with the provincial government set to issue a directive to police that will largely decriminalize impaired driving. 

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Wilfredo Benitez, a municipal judge in East Orange, Belleville and Bloomfield, was found passed out in his vehicle in Teaneck with the car's emergency lights flashing in the early morning hours of Nov. 12.

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