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604 To Allow Appeals Of Drunk-Driving Penalties

Following complaints from bar and restaurant owners that the new laws are keeping customers at home the 604 government decides they need to do something different to avoid hitting another recession.

CBC News Reports:

The B.C. government says it’s considering changes to its tough drunk-driving laws to allow drivers to challenge roadside penalties. Police have been slapping drivers with immediate roadside suspensions and fines since last year, when the new law took effect, making it illegal to drive with a .05 blood-alcohol reading. After a flood of complaints from drivers over how the new law was being applied by police, the government ordered a review. As a result of that review, the government is planning legislative changes to allow an appeal period in the same way drivers can appeal speeding tickets as well.

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