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New impaired driving laws extend to snowmobiles and ATVs

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Traffic Inspector Scott Hlady of the OPP is reminding the public the new impaired driving laws apply to all motor vehicles.

Hlady says a “motor vehicle,” includes snowmobiles, ATVs and vessels.

 


Police across Ontario, including the North Bay Police Service and the North Bay Detachment of the OPP, are being given more leeway when it comes to checking for impaired drivers. Minimum and maximum penalties have also been increased.

Officers are now able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in their body.

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Under Part 2 of Bill C-46, officers can demand that test without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking.

Police say drivers need to be aware that it is mandatory for them to comply with this demand and that those who do not can be charged with failing or refusing to provide a breath sample.

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