Ian Mulgrew: Court quashes penalties imposed under invalid drunk-driving law



The B.C. Supreme Court has rapped the provincial government’s knuckles for penalizing allegedly impaired motorists under the original version of the anti-drunk driving scheme after it was struck down.

Victoria had no authority after June 30, 2012 — the deadline to fix the flawed sections of the Motor Vehicle Act — to impose certain Immediate Roadside Prohibitions and penalties under the old law, Justice Peter Voith said.



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