Calgary police say they're ready to spot and arrest drivers who are high behind the wheel. They've trained 30 Drug Recognition Experts -- or "D-R-E's" -- to spot drug-impaired drivers.
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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.
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.
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.