February 16th, 2019


DUI/Impaired Driving Laws See Dramatic And Troubling Changes

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On December 18, 2018 dramatic changes to impaired driving laws came into force. Here are some of the more major changes: The legal limit will be reduced to 80 mg of alcohol/100 ml of blood or higher instead of “greater than 80 mg”. Readings which previously would result in a warning (80 mg to 89 … Read More.

October 31st, 2016


R. v. K. C. 2016 Fort McMurray Provincial Court

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Impaired file.   Failed the Roadside screening breath test, was arrested and provided two breath samples at the police station.  The lowest readings was 110  mg/%.  Charter notice filed alleging a violation of the right to full disclosure as the full maintenance records in respect of the breathalyzer machine was not provided by the Crown.  Notice … Read More.

R. v. P.R. 2016 Fort McMurray Provincial Court

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Impaired driving (DUI) file.  Client failed roadside screening breath test, was arrested and provided two breath samples at the police station.  The lowest readings was 130 mg%.  Officer was driving the client home and became concerned about his mental health.  As a result, he returned with client to the police station and lodged him in cells until the … Read More.