Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Police can demand roadside breath sample from any driver as of December

June 26, 2018   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO)

Starting later this year, Island police can ask any driver for a roadside breath sample, even if the driver does not appear to be intoxicated.

The new powers come from federal Bill C-46, which received royal assent on June 21. The law goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming legalization of cannabis, and comes into force in December (180 days after receiving royal assent).

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