Category Archives: Drinking and driving

Slim’s Criminal Law News Jan 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Reasonable or unconstitutional? New police powers in screening drivers for impairment divides experts

In their effort to prevent impaired driving, the Liberals have given police new powers. Those powers may be unconstitutional.

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Slim’s Criminal News Dec 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Civil liberties group opposes naming impaired driving suspects

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is taking issue with police forces “naming and shaming” people charged with impaired driving -related offences — a move Ottawa police recently said they’re considering.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Liberals’ random breath testing will turn everything into an airport

If you want to limit the ability of police to harass particular communities, giving them broader latitude to erect checkpoints and delay commuters seems counterintuitive, to put it kindly

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Slim’s Criminal Law Update June 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Impaired driving legislation clears Senate without mandatory alcohol screening measures

The Liberal government’s legislation that would beef up Canada’s impaired driving laws passed third reading in the Senate, but only after senators removed random alcohol screening – a key part of the bill.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

New drinking and driving rules bring mandatory alcohol screening to Canada

In May, the federal government tabled Bill C-46, which would amend the Criminal Code for impaired driving offences. The proposed changes come on the eve of the government’s legalization of recreational cannabis use, and they include new “legal limit” drug offences, as well as mandatory alcohol screening.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Federal justice minister seeks to beef up blood/alcohol levels for drivers

OTTAWA — The classic romantic date is in danger of disappearing if the federal government reduces the legal alcohol limit for licensed drivers, a spokesman for Quebec’s restaurant lobby said Tuesday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Changes to Canada’s drunk driving laws will give police sweeping powers, warn legal experts

If Canada’s new impaired driving laws are passed police could show up on your doorstep — up to two hours after you arrive home — to demand a breath or saliva sample.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Supreme Court uphold BC’s attempt at lowering drinking and driving

Highest court upholds BC’s tough drinking and driving law

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Goodwin, et al. v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles).

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 16, 2015 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A reflection on societal priorities?

Efforts to stop impaired driving hampered by loopholes

“Being the kid whose dad killed himself drinking and driving wasn’t fun,” wrote Kait Cooper, a 24-year-old from Barrie, Ont., in a recent Facebook post.

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Slim’s top 10 ‘must knows’ about drinking and driving for the 2014 holiday season

Here are your Top 10 ‘must knows’ about drinking and driving for the 2014 holiday season:

  • An average male (160 lbs) eliminates about 1 drink per 1.5hr.
  • A 160 lbs man can have three drinks remaining in their system to be under the legal limit.
  • Safe drinking formula for 160lbs man: Estimate of max drinks = # of hours/1.5 +3
  • If you sleep in your car drunk, you can be charged with Impaired Driving.
  • If you decide to sleep in your car, you are better off sleeping in the back seat (or even better the trunk!!!).
  • A conviction for drinking and driving results in a minimum $1000 fine, a 1 year license suspension, and a criminal record.
  • Refusing to take a breathalyser, without a valid reason, is a criminal offense.
  • In refusing a breathalyser it may be inferred that your blood alcohol level was above the legal limit and results in a minimum $1000 fine, a 3 year license suspension, and a criminal record.
  • It is illegal to drink an alcoholic beverage in a car (or while riding a bicycle).
  • If you think you drank too much, you did – don’t drive.

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