Anyone found guilty of driving of an alcohol- or drug-related offence is automatically forbidden from driving. The Société d’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ or licence bureau) cancels the person’s driver’s licence.
The length of time the person cannot drive is called the prohibition period. It depends on the specific offence and whether the person was found guilty of similar offences in...
Quebec law is strict on driving after drinking or using drugs. Here we explain the difference between
driving while impaired and
driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.
We also explain that you can be arrested for
just sitting in your car while drunk, even if you’re not driving, or
refusing to give a breath sample to a police officer.
Driving After Drinking or Using...
Police officers who suspect a driver of having taken drugs or alcohol can ask the driver to do a breath or physical coordination tests. Here we explain these things:
what the police can do with drivers who are not fit to drive
tests the police can ask drivers to do to detect alcohol or drugs in their blood
the rights and responsibilities of drivers
Police Can Stop Drivers Who Are Unfit to...
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