DESIGNATED DRIVER’S SERVICE7 NIGHTS A WEEK FROM 6:00PM TO 4:00AM
One extra drink, it's expensive !
Following a first conviction
Following a second or subsequent conviction
- Comprehensive assessment : $619
- Ignition interlock costs (subject to change)
- Installation : $135 + $25 file closure plus taxes & insurance.
- Monthly lease charge : $95 + taxes
- Fines for driving while prohibited under the Criminal Code, in addition to vehicle impounded charges:$1 500 to $3 000
- Fees for license issue again after a Criminal Code conviction, depending on whether it follows a first, second, third, or subsequent offence:$300 to $400
The highway Safety Code was made more severe in 2002 with regards to people who have been convicted of alcohol-impaired driving.
With the new approach, it is now possible to detect the likelihood of re-offending, even after a first conviction. Also these people will have their driver's license withdrawn for a longer length of time, and in order to get a license to drive again, they will be required to use their vehicle with an alcohol ignition interlock.
New measures from the Safety Code
- Persons convicted for the first time of driving while impaired must undergo a summary assessment in an addiction rehabilitation center to determine whether their drinking habits compromise the safe operation of a motor vehicle. If the assessor's recommendation is unfavorable, a comprehensive assessment will be necessary.
To get a license to drive again, a repeated impaired-driving offender or someone whose summary assessment is unfavorable must meet both of the following conditions :
- 1. The comprehensive assessment must clearly conclude that the person's alcohol consumption does not compromise the safe operation of a motor vehicle;
- 2. The person's vehicle must be equipped with alcohol ignition interlock for one year in the case of a first alcohol-related Criminal Code conviction, two years for a second conviction and three years for a third or subsequent conviction.
To determine if there is recurrence
The reference period used in qualifying a repeat offence is 10 years (Formerly it was 5 years)
The offender's license is revoked for 3 years (instead of two) following a second alcohol-related Criminal Code conviction, and for five years (instead of three) for a third or subsequent conviction.
A new driver who consumes alcohol and drives will have his or her driver's license suspended for a period of 30 days or 90 days if the person has been found guilty (within the past ten years) of :
Committing a criminal infraction related to driving; or Not respecting the rule tolerance zero alcohol, which brought on the suspension of the license.
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