IMMEDIATE AND MANDATORY LICENSE SUSPENSION -Alberta Court of Appeal strikes down part of drunk driving law
IMMEDIATE AND MANDATORY LICENSE SUSPENSION – In Ontario when charged with a drinking and driving offence the driver will lose his/her license for 90 days. In Alberta, that license suspension continues until the court case is finished, which coerces pleas of guilty. It distorts the concept of voluntariness.
The Alberta Court of Appeal has struck down Section 88.1 of the province’s Traffic Safety Act that allows mandatory suspension of licences for those charged with impaired driving.
Source: Alberta Court of Appeal strikes down part of drunk driving law – Edmonton – CBC News