Latest Changes To BC’s Drunk Driving Laws

June 18, 2012

BC’s drunk driving laws, which have undergone several changes over the last few years, were changed yet again, effective this past Friday.

Here are a few related items:

  • Tough drinking-driving penalties now back in full force (Ministry of Justice)
  • B.C.’s tough drunk driving laws return after tweaking following court ruling (The Province)
  • Traffic police catch drunk driver 18 minutes after new drinking and driving laws came into effect (Times Colonist)
  • Asked and Answered: Drunk Driving Law (BC) (Courthouse Libraries BC)
  • Here comes the “New” IRP (Richard Hewson’s Criminal Law Blog)

The government of BC has stated that “Compared to the average over the previous five years, alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths have dropped by 44 per cent since the law came into force – with an estimated 71 lives saved.”

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