Alcohol and Road Safety
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.
- 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
- Minimum 30 days imprisonment
Third offence or more
- Minimum 120 days imprisonment
- 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
Read more about road rules to follow for visitors driving in Canada.