Are you suspected of impaired driving or driving after taking too much alcohol or drugs? Did you refuse the tests you were asked to do? These are serious crimes. You might be fined, lose your licence, get a criminal record and even go to jail.
Here we explain what happens right after an arrest and the possible punishments if you’re found guilty.
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If you drive after drinking or using drugs you might be committing several crimes. These crimes also apply to driving a boat, train or motorcycle or flying a plane.
Driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in your blood
It’s a crime to drive with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or more. This means having equal or more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
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Police officers can ask drivers to give a breath sample or do physical coordination or other tests to see if their ability to drive is affected by alcohol or drugs. This article explains 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