Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Impaired driving charges: police wrestle with ‘exacting steps’ – Quarter of all cases in northeastern Ontario last year were dismissed, acquitted, stayed or withdrawn

December 1, 2014   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on December 23, 2014


A provincial police officer says proving impaired driving cases is increasingly difficult and time-consuming.

“There are twelve specific steps we must prove before we can even lay a charge in impaired ... and each one must be proved perfectly,” said OPP Inspector Mark Andrews.

“Unfortunately, because of this, the court procedure has become more a test of process than an actual test of whether that person's impaired or not.”

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