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Impaired Driving Charges In Red Deer

Here are the most common DUI type charges in Alberta:

  • Driving over .08
  • Impaired driving (usually the impairment is via alcohol but increasingly it can be drugs as well)
  • Refusing to blow

These are the layman’s terms for these offences.  Despite massive public education campaigns, many thousands of charges of impaired driving, driving over .08 and refusing to blow continue be laid every month in Alberta.

The consequences for impaired driving convictions are becoming increasingly stiff.  If you have been charged, you have likely already lost your drivers license for a period of time.  The law is complicated in these areas and the best thing to do is to talk to a lawyer.  Patrick Penny can help you.

Impaired Driving DUI Red Deer Lawyer


Impaired Driving As Defined In The Criminal Code

Operation While Impaired

253. (1) Every one commits an offence who operates a motor vehicle or vessel or operates or assists in the operation of an aircraft or of railway equipment or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, whether it is in motion or not,

(a) while the person’s ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug; or

(b) having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood.

For Greater Certainty

(2) For greater certainty, the reference to impairment by alcohol or a drug in paragraph (1)(a) includes impairment by a combination of alcohol and a drug.

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