B.C. cracks down on drunk drivers

Province introduces what it says is the toughest law in Canada

The provincial government in B.C. has introduced what Solicitor-General Mike de Jong says are the strictest drinking-and-driving rules in Canada. Under the new rules announced Tuesday, police will be allowed to immediately fine and suspend drivers with a blood-alcohol level of 0.05 and higher. Those caught with blood-alcohol levels between 0.05 and 0.08 face an immediate three-day driving ban, possible vehicle impoundment and up to $600 in fines or fees. Under the current system, those drivers would get a 24-hour driving ban. Those caught with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 will be subject to a 90-day driving ban and related costs of $3,750.

Vancouver Sun

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