Drunk Driving Law Summary

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The article “Alberta Court of Appeal strikes down part of drunk driving law” analyzes the striking down of a section of the province 's Traffic Safety Act that allows immediate and compulsory suspension for anyone charged with impaired driving. Alberta 's highest court has ruled that the current law violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it ignores the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial before any punishment is imposed. The majority decision found the license suspension practice goes against the charter, as it assumes that every driver who is charged with an alcohol related offense is a danger. Under the current system, an accused impaired driver will have less suspended driving time (a difference

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