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New impaired driving penalties launched

Stiffer penalties are in store for Alberta drivers who are caught driving while impaired on the province's roads.

The new penalties kicked in Saturday, specifically aimed at drivers who
are found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) that’s lower than the
legal limit of .08, but above .05 – which provincial officials consider

Now, a driver who is found to have a BAC within the .05-.08 range after
a roadside test will have their license suspended and their vehicle
impounded for three days.

The penalties increase for subsequent offences: For example, a driver
found to have a BAC within that range for a second time will face a 15
day license suspension, with their vehicles impounded for a week –
including a day-long course about the dangers of drinking and driving.

If a driver is caught more than twice, their license is suspended for a
month, their vehicle is


Added: Sep-1-2012 Occurred On: Sep-1-2012
By: Hiarken
Regional News
Tags: Impaireds, law enforcement
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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