Drinking and Driving

You risk three serious criminal charges if you drink and drive: impaired driving, over .08, and refusing to blow. This script explains these drinking and driving offences. Topics include the breathalyzer and other tests, over .05, what happens in court, new increased penalties and recent update.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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September 2016 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

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Punjabi (PDF)

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drinking and driving, impaired driving, over .08, refusing to blow, approved roadside-screening device (ASD), breathalyzer test, breath sample, blood-alcohol level, DNA sample, crimes, offences, sentences, Dial-A-Law, over .05, Charter rights
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