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Supreme Court of Canada rules in favour of roadside suspensions for drivers failing breathalyzer tests in B.C.

British Columbia has the power under Canada’s constitution, to impose roadside prohibitions on drivers who fail breathalyzer tests, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle act provisions for roadside suspensions for impaired driversCanada’s highest court announced Friday it dismissed an appeal, on constitutional grounds, of four motorists who had been subject to roadside driving prohibitions in B.C. The court did find that part of the administrative roadside prohibition (ARP) scheme — in place from 2010 through 2012 — violated motorists’ rights to be protected against unreasonable search and seizure. For more info click here .

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