Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Drunk driving to be largely decriminalized in Alberta in 2018

December 29, 2017   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

CBC News (EDMONTON, ALBERTA)

Changes are coming to the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta with the provincial government set to issue a directive to police that will largely decriminalize impaired driving, CBC News has learned.

Officers will be given wide discretion whether to criminally charge those who blow over the legal limit. But, for the most part, first time offenders will see roadside administrative sanctions rather than face criminal charges according to CBC sources.

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