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Immediate Roadside Sanctions

Note: Refusal to provide a breath sample continues to result in a charge under the Criminal Code (Canada) and an immediate suspension, which will remain in effect until all impaired related criminal charges are resolved.

Blood alcohol concentration of .05 or greater and NO criminal charge laid

1st offence within 10 years

Licence suspension: Immediate 3 day suspension

Vehicle seizure: 3 days

Appeal: Immediate Roadside Appeal

Remedial course: Not required

Board1 hearing: Not required

Costs:

  • Towing and impound charges

2nd offence within 10 years

Licence suspension: Immediate 15 day suspension

Vehicle seizure: 7 days

Appeal: Immediate Roadside & Board Appeal

Remedial course: Planning Ahead2 or equivalent

Board1 hearing: Upon referral by Registrar

Costs:

  • Towing and impound charges
  • Course
  • Application for Board hearing

3rd / subsequent offence within 10 years

Licence suspension: Immediate 30 day suspension

Vehicle seizure: 7 days

Appeal: Immediate Roadside & Board Appeal

Remedial course: IMPACT3, or equivalent, may include assessment and monitoring

Board1 hearing: Mandatory

Costs:

  • Towing and impound charges
  • Course
  • Application for Board hearing
 

1Board - Alberta Transportation Safety Board

2Planning Ahead is a one-day course for impaired drivers with the goal of preventing impaired driving.

3IMPACT is a weekend live-in alcohol and/or drug use assessment and pre-treatment course for impaired drivers.

Note: Drivers in the Graduated Driver Licensing program who have consumed alcohol, but are not criminally impaired, are subject to the Alberta Zero Alcohol Tolerance program.

 

Source:  Transportation Alberta



Last updated on: 2013-06-25 | Link to this page