Alberta's approach to impaired driving
Note: Refusing to provide a breath sample continues to result in a charge under the Criminal Code (Canada) just like it always has.
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Applies when a driver, including a GDL driver, has a blood alcohol content over .08
Applies when a driver has a blood alcohol content over .05 and no criminal charge laid.
Applies when a Graduated Driver Licensing driver (new driver) has a blood alcohol content over .00 and no criminal charge laid.
Applies when a driverís ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is affected by drugs, alcohol, a medical condition or physical ability.
Applies to drivers who are convicted of an alcohol-related criminal code charge.