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B.C. driver law invalid but sanctions upheld

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has refused to remove sanctions imposed on drivers under a version of the province’s anti-impaired driving scheme that was ultimately found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2010, the province introduced an Automatic Roadside Prohibition (ARP) system that gave police the right to levy immediate driving suspensions and other penalties for drivers based on the results of a roadside breath test.

The legislation was rewritten in 2012 after it was found to violate the s. 8 Charter...