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Impaired Driving / Drive Over 80 mg. What you need to know about drunk driving and fighting the charges in Ontario.

What is impaired driving?

Fight Ontario DUI, drunk driving, over 80 offence.

Impaired driving means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What is drive - over 80 mg.?

Driving over 80 mg. means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit of 80 mg.

The consequences in Ontario:

Depending on your Blood Alcohol Level you can face a 3 day licence suspension to a lifetime ‘ignition interlock device’ being installed in your vehicle.

If you are convicted of impaired driving or drive over 80 mg.:

The minimum penalty for a first offence is:

  • Having to take a mandatory alcohol education or treatment program
  • There is a 1 year minimum requirement to drive a car equipped with an ignition interlock device
  • No minimum jail sentence
  • $1,000 fine
  • Your Licence will be suspended for 1 year

The minimum penalty for a second offence is:

  • Having to take a mandatory alcohol education or treatment program
  • There is a 3 year minimum requirement to drive a car equipped with an ignition interlock device
  • 30-day minimum jail sentence
  • Fine amount at the discretion of the judge
  • Your licence will be suspended for 3 years

The third and subsequent times:

  • Having to take a mandatory alcohol education or treatment program
  • There is a lifetime minimum requirement to drive a car equipped with an ignition interlock device
  • 120-day minimum jail sentence
  • You will receive a fine amount at the discretion of the judge
  • You will receive a Lifetime licence suspension (can be reduced to 10 years if certain conditions are met)

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