New impaired driving laws to hit streets next week

Stricter impaired driving laws are set to come into force next week.

When Bill C-46 kicks in on Dec. 18, police will be able to demand a breathalyzer test from any driver pulled over for violating traffic laws or at a check stop.

“The problem we face right now is many impaired drivers are not that easily detected and, in some instances, may not even show obvious signs of intoxication — at least while they’re sitting in the driver’s seat of their vehicle,” RCMP Supt. Gary Graham said at a news conference in Edmonton Monday.  …

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