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        · 7 day vehicle seizure 
        · If convicted of the criminal code 
          offence, the driver is suspended for 
          five years and must also participate 
          in the mandatory Ignition Interlock 
          Program for five years 
        · Complete the “IMPACT” or 
          assessment and monitoring 
        · Attend a hearing with the Alberta 
          Transportation Safety Board

Drivers convicted of an impaired driving
offence that causes death or
injury will receive a mandatory five year
suspension of their driving privileges.

Refusal to provide a breath sample
continues to result in a charge under
the Criminal Code (Canada). In
addition an immediate suspension
is issued and the driver will remain
suspended until the criminal charge is
resolved.

ALBERTA ZERO ALCOHOL
TOLERANCE (AZAT) PROGRAM FOR
GRADUATED DRIVER LICENCE (GDL)
DRIVERS:


Drivers licensed under the Graduated
Driver Licence (GDL) Program who
have consumed any amount of alcohol,
cannot operate a vehicle. GDL drivers
who violate this condition will have their
driver's licence privileges suspended
immediately for 30 days under the GDL
AZAT program. The vehicle will also be
seized for 7 days. If a GDL driver violates
this condition a second time he or she
will have their driver’s licence privileges
suspended for 30 days with a 7 day
vehicle seizure and will be directed to
appear before the Alberta Transportation 

Safety Board (ATSB).

If the suspension occurs in the last
year of GDL, the driver will be held in the
Graduated Drivers Licensing program
until they are suspension free for one
year.

Charges under the Criminal Code of
Canada for Blood alcohol concentration
of .08 or greater; ability to operate a
motor vehicle is impaired by drugs,
alcohol or a combination, or refusalto
provide a breath sample for GDL drivers,
will fall under the Alberta Administrative
Licence Suspension Program.

IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE SANCTIONS
(IRS) PROGRAM


Driving skills are seriously affected when
blood alcohol levels reach 0.05 and
the risk of being in a serious collision
increases. Drivers who provide a breath
sample between 0.05 and 0.08 are
subject to immediate roadside sanctions
as follows: 
    1st Offence within 10 years: 
        · Immediate 3 day licence suspension 
        · Towing and impound charges 
        · 3 day vehicle seizure 

    2nd Offence within 10 years: 
        · Immediate 15 day licence
           suspension 
        · Towing and impound charges 
        · 7 day vehicle seizure 
        · Complete a “Planning Ahead” 
          impaired driving course or
          equivalent 
        · Upon referral by the Registrar the 
          driver will have to a hearing with the 
          Alberta Transportation Safety Board 

   

CHAPTER NINE                                                                                           DRIVING WITHIN THE LAW  111

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