Impaired Driving, DUI, Over 80

Impaired Driving

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Impaired Driving, DUI and Over 80

Impaired driving charges will forever change your life. Having “one too many” and then getting behind the wheel of a car can have devastating consequences. You could be arrested, lose your driver’s licence, lose your job, possibly face imprisonment and risk being classed a “high risk driver”.The minimum penalty in Ontario for a first offence is:

  • Suspension of your driving privileges for one year
  • A fine of no less than $1000
  • Participation in the “Back on Track Course”
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock system (an alcohol screening device) in your vehicle for one year, at your expense.

The minimum penalty in Ontario for a second offence is:

  • Suspension of driving privileges for three years
  • Mandatory jail term of 30 days
  • Fine at the judge’s discretion
  • Participation in the “Back on Track Course”
  • Installation, at your cost, of an Ignition Interlock system (an alcohol screening device) in your car for three years

The Ministry of Transportation’s “Back on Track” counseling program will cost you $578. You will be required to attend classes and undergo assessments throughout the program.

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