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    Alcohol and Road Safety​

    drink driving

    If you are breathalysed and are 0.08 over the blood alcohol limit, you are drink driving. If you operate a car with a blood drug concentration that exceeds the prescribed amount, this also constitutes to being over the limit.

    Penalties:

    First offence

    • 80-119 mg: minimum $1,000 fine
    • 120-159 mg: minimum $1,500 fine
    • 160 mg or more: minimum $2,500 fine
    • Refuse to be tested: minimum $2,000 fine

    Second offence

    • Minimum 30 days imprisonment

    Third offence or more

    • Minimum 120 days imprisonment

    Maximum penalties

    • For impaired driving causing no bodily harm or death: summary conviction carries two years less a day imprisonment, indictment carries 10 years imprisonment
    • Impaired driving causing bodily harm: Summary conviction for less severe injuries carries two years less a day imprisonment, indictment carries 14 years imprisonment
    • Impaired driving causing death: life imprisonment

    Sources:

    Read more​​ about road rules to follow for visitors driving in Canada.


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