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Impaired Driving is an offence under section 253 (1)(a) of Canada’s Criminal Code. This is defined as operating or being in Care and Control of a vehicle/vessel/aircraft while having consumed a quantity of alcohol or drugs that affect the individual’s ability to drive safely, rendering them impaired. Common ways a police officer may be able to tell that a driver is impaired are:

  • Erratic Driving/Behaviour
  • Headlights are not on
  • Alcohol on the breath
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Uncoordinated
  • Unsteady on your feet

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, a person has "care and control" of a vehicle if they are found to be occupying the driver's seat.


If charged with Impaired Driving, always consult with a Criminal Defence Lawyer before pleading guilty or making any statements.


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