The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits individuals from driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both. In addition to the offence of impaired driving, separate offences include prohibited levels of alcohol and drugs (including cannabis) within two hours of driving.
Related Offences to Impaired and Dangerous Driving Charges
The area of impaired driving law includes the following possible charges:
- Refusing to provide a breath sample
- Driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08%
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Impaired driving causing death or bodily harm
- Careless or dangerous driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving with a suspended licence
Consequences of Impaired or Dangerous Driving
Penalties for committing these types of offences vary depending on the concentration of drugs and alcohol in your system, and whether or not this is your first offence or a repeated offence.
Punishments for a first offence range from fines and suspension of driving licenses to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment where a death is involved.
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