Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming October 2

From a Government of Ontario news release: The province is improving the safety of Ontario roads by bringing in penalties for drug-impaired driving that match those already in place for drunk drivers.

Starting October 2, 2016, drivers under the influence of drugs will face the following penalties:

  • A $180 penalty
  • An immediate licence suspension of three days for the first occurrence, seven days for the second occurrence and 30 days for the third and subsequent occurrences upon failure of a roadside sobriety test
  • A possible 90-day licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment following further testing by a drug recognition expert at a police station
  • Mandatory education or treatment programs, and installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle, for drivers with two or more licence suspensions involving alcohol or drugs within a 10-year period

These new measures were introduced... To read further, visit  http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/news/tougher-penalties-drug-impaired-driver...(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_DAILY)&goal=0_33103653f4-09c0527f9d-159223765

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