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Police Catch Three Drivers Impaired By Alcohol; All 3 Vehicles Impounded

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Photo: @BurnabyRCMP / Twitter

Three impaired drivers in Burnaby are the latest to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

On Sunday morning, the Burnaby RCMP Traffic Unit caught three people driving while impaired by alcohol.

“The Burnaby RCMP Traffic Unit was out early this morning conducting a sobriety roadblock, catching 3 drivers driving while impaired by alcohol, each receiving a driving prohibition and their vehicles impounded” reads their tweet.

Back in December, Canada’s stricter drunk driving laws come into effect. The new rules increased penalties for drunk driving and allow police to enforce mandatory breathalyzer tests.

Under the new rules, maximum penalties for many alcohol-impaired driving offences are being increased to 10 years. The prior maximum was 5 years. Likewise, any driver caught driving under the influence would face a mandatory minimum fine of $2,000.

In BC, the fine for excessive speeding ranges from $368 to $483.

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