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BC's Amended DUI Law Back In Full Swing June 15th, 2012
Posted by The Breathalyzer Team on 6/19/2012 to Canadian Law
DUIAs of June 15, 2012, an amendment was made to BC’s tough DUI laws to allow BC drivers who blow over the province’s legal limit of 0.05 BAC to be offered a second test on a different machine.

Police must now advise each driver of their right to a second test and that the lowest reading of the two will be the one documented. Drivers are now also entitled to challenge how reliable the test results are with help from an administrative review.

Justice Minister Shirley Bond hopes that this new amendment is received well, saying “we’ve gone even further than the court directed because we want the public to believe in both the fairness and effectiveness of our approach.” She goes on to saw that there has been a 44% drop in alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths and approximately 71 deaths avoided since the original law came to fruition. It is estimated that 15,000 people were fined back when BC’s BAC was 0.08, and each charged approximately $4,500 in fines and fees.

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