Viewing Publications Tagged "DUI Impaired Driving"

Drunk driving to be largely decriminalized in Alberta in 2018

Changes are coming to the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta with the provincial government set to issue a directive to police that will largely decriminalize impaired driving, CBC News has learned.

Alberta man granted parole in case of 2012 drunk driving crash

An Alberta man has been granted full parole in a drunk driving case that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Brandon Thomas.
 Last year, [the accused] a 24-year-old had pleaded guilty to impaired driving following the December 2012 crash.

Presumed Innocence Threatened

Greg Dunn says the top court’s 7-2 decision to uphold an Alberta Court of Appeal conviction against a Calgary man, coupled with new legislation eliminating the man’s defence of “evidence to the contrary,” will make it virtually impossible to prove a client has not consumed enough to be under the influence of alcohol.

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