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Double drunk driving arrest near Montague

Double drunk driving arrest near Montague | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Two eastern P.E.I. men, aged 22 and 23, face charges of impaired driving after RCMP found one attempting to pull the other out of the ditch.
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Police arrived at 5:30  and saw a pickup truck stuck in the ditch, and the driver of a Jeep getting ready to try to tow it out.

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Province amends program that helps prevent impaired driving

Nova Scotia is updating Alcohol Ignition Interlock program regulations to formalize practices and reflect recent Criminal Code changes.
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For many convicted of impaired driving, participating in the program is the only way to regain driving privileges.

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Accused impaired officer combative over blood sample

Accused impaired officer combative over blood sample | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
A court decision in a case of an RCMP officer accused of impaired driving may come down to the blood samples taken after a crash that left the Mountie's SUV wedged in a ditch.
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Cunha was emotionally distraught and determined to harm himself, according to West Vancouver Police Department Const. Matt Plant, who was the first officer on the scene of the crash. 

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Impaired driver awaits sentence

Impaired driver awaits sentence | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
It was October 2012 when 30-year-old Daniel Hoffman got behind the wheel of his black Dodge 4x4 pickup while impaired.
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He slid into the intersection and hit an oncoming Nissan Maxima, killing the passenger and injuring the driver.

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Driver appeals conviction

Driver appeals conviction | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
ANTIGONISH — William Byron Fogarty is appealing his September conviction on two counts each of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.
Fogarty filed the appeal himself with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on Oct. 3.
The Antigonish man was under the influence of Valium and methadone on Nov. 24, 2011, when his Ford Crown Victoria collided with a Ford Mustang carrying Nicholas (Nico) Landry, 17, and Kory Mattie, 16.
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Fogarty is serving a five-year, 19-day sentence.

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Threats lead to arrest

Threats lead to arrest | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
A Chatham Township man has been arrested in relation to a neighbour dispute Thursday night.
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During the investigation police learned the victim received six calls within 20 minutes from the same number.

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Impaired charges laid following accidents

Impaired charges laid following accidents | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Two area residents faces impaired driving charges following accidents on Tuesday. The first incident was shortly after midnight, when a two-vehicle collision occurred on Britannia Road between Regional Road 25 and Thompson Road. The driver of one vehicle [...] View original at ᔥ w... http://duinews.ca/?p=7284
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Police make impaired driving arrests Tuesday

From Staff Reports Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 9:05 AM CST Tuesday afternoon Sapulpa police arrested a Mounds man and a Sand Springs woman on driving under the influence complaints on South Main after witnesses said his pickup truck hit a car near Ross Avenue and witnesses blocked the... http://duinews.ca/?p=7286
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Amaranth woman charged for drinking and driving

3Orangeville Banner An 18-year-old Amaranth woman has been arrested and charged with impaired driving. On March 5 at about 12:40 a.m., police were observing traffic on Wellington Road 86 north of Woodlawn Road in Guelph-Eramosa Township when they stopped a 2008 [...] View original at ᔥ w... http://duinews.ca/?p=7311
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Clearview man charged with impaired

A Clearview Township man was charged with impaired driving on March 2 after police visited a home on North Street in Stayner. Huronia West OPP says that around 8:15 p.m. an officer responded to a report that a man [...] View original at ᔥ www.simcoe.com http://duinews.ca/?p=7321
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Drunk driving charges in crash that cut power to Oshawa homes

Drunk driving charges in crash that cut power to Oshawa homes | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
OSHAWA — A man is facing drunk driving charges after an early-morning crash cut power to homes in a north Oshawa neighbourhood Wednesday. Roads in the vicinity of Stevenson and Conlin roads were closed for several hours as [...] View original at ᔥ www.durhamregion.com http://duinews.ca/?p=7119
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Court bans Sydney man from driving for the remainder of his life

Court bans Sydney man from driving for the remainder of his life | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Donald Joseph MacLeod of the Esplande must also complete a two-year federal jail sentence after pleading guilty this week to two more driving offences — two counts of driving with a blood/alcohol level exceeding the legal limit. The offences occurred May 26, 2012 and July 4, 2012. In recounting [... http://duinews.ca/?p=7144
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Traffic Unit nabs three impaired truck drivers in one week

Traffic Unit nabs three impaired truck drivers in one week | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
February was a busy month for the Airdrie ITU (Integrated Traffic Unit) as they charged three semi-truck drivers for impaired driving between Feb. 8 and 11. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch of the Office of the Solicitor General, [...] View original at ᔥ www.rockyviewweekly.com http://duinews.ca/?p=7146
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High-court ruling on breathalyzers behind delay in new drunk-driving law?

High-court ruling on breathalyzers behind delay in  new drunk-driving law? | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Nine months after promising to toughen drunk-driving laws, Justice Minister Peter MacKay still has not introduced legislation — and an adverse constitutional ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada may help explain why.
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In September last year, less than two-weeks before the briefing note was written, MacKay told the Globe and Mail he was looking at ways to expand roadside checks to allow police to administer breath tests randomly, as is done in New Zealand, Australia and other countries.

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Accused seeking curative discharge after impaired charge

Accused seeking curative discharge after impaired charge | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
PICTOU – A Seafoam man charged with his second drinking and driving offence within 60 days of being sentenced for his DUI is looking for a curative discharge.�
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A curative discharge would require a person charged to be placed on probation and see treatment for his or her consumption of alcohol.

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Halifax Coun. Reg Rankin charged with impaired driving

Halifax Coun. Reg Rankin charged with impaired driving | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Halifax Regional Municipality Mayor Mike Savage says he's disappointed to learn a member of the regional council has been charged with impaired driving.
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He has been issued a temporary licence for seven days to get his affairs in order, after which he will be barred from driving for three months.

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Timely message for teens in Uxbridge

Timely message for teens in Uxbridge | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
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 recent visit and presentation by Matt Evans of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving

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Study: Even under the legal limit, intoxicated drivers may risk accident

Study: Even under the legal limit, intoxicated drivers may risk accident | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
According to a new study recently published in the journal Injury Prevention, drivers registering well under the legal limit for alcohol consumption – with blood-alcohol content (BAC) measurements as low as 0.01 percent – are considerably more likely to be at fault when involved... http://duinews.ca/?p=7242
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Celebrate the stats, be wary of the power

Celebrate the stats, be wary of the power | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Tough drunk driving laws working, but. .. Drunk driving deaths are down in B.C. and the provincial government believes that is because of the controversial impaired driving rules that were introduced three years ago. Drinking and driving deaths have decreased 52 per cent since Sept. 2010, when... http://duinews.ca/?p=7291
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Ottawa Police member charged with Impaired Driving

Ottawa Police member charged with Impaired Driving | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA – As a result of an incident last evening, an off-duty Ottawa Police Service member has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. Sgt. Mark BARCLAY, 55 years old of Ottawa was charged with Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle and Operating a motor vehicle... http://duinews.ca/?p=7308
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Boston Pizza charged with over-serving after pedestrian killed by car

Boston Pizza charged with over-serving after pedestrian killed by car | Canadian Impaired Driving News | Scoop.it
Boston Pizza charged OSHAWA, Ont. – Police have charged a Boston Pizza east of Toronto with selling liquor to an intoxicated person after it’s alleged a man served too much alcohol at the restaurant was killed after walking into the path of a car. Durham regional police say the... http://duinews.ca/?p=7317
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Tips lead to arrest of drug-impaired driver

The RCMP says calls from the public led to the arrest of a suspected impaired driver on Wednesday evening. Two people contacted the police to report an erratic driver on the Trans-Canada Highway just before 6 p.m. Officers responded and stopped the vehicle a few kilometres east of Clarenville. ... http://duinews.ca/?p=7118
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Police charged 49 people with impaired driving in February

Police charged 49 people with drunk driving in Halifax Regional Municipality in February, including someone whose blood alcohol reading was more than three times the legal limit. Thirty-seven men and 12 women, ranging in age from 18 to 61, were charged with impaired driving during that month,... http://duinews.ca/?p=7124
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Impaired charges in Tweed

A single vehicle accident has resulted in charges for a Tweed motorist. Central Hastings OPP were called to Bethel Road in Tweed after a vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle was no longer at the scene but police followed tire tracks in the snow  and found [...] View original a... http://duinews.ca/?p=7097
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