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Ian Mulgrew: Expanded B.C. roadside suspension policy expected to deal with drugged driving

June 20, 2017   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on July 12, 2017

Vancouver Sun (VANCOUVER, B.C.)

Victoria is expected to amend the Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme to include drug impairment or to create a similar anti-drug-driving program as the country legalizes marijuana next year.

A broader IRP regime would prevent drug-impaired-driving charges from clogging the courts and continue the made-in-B.C. approach of treating some offences as “regulatory” rather than “criminal.”

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