“McLeod’s case will be yet another test of the provincial regulatory penalties that kick in immediately for a refused breath sample, before a court or anyone else has reviewed the case. The penalties aren’t criminal sanctions, but McLeod’s case shows they’re severe: licence suspended for 90 days, car impounded for 30 days, and fees that could top $2000.
Those penalties were levied despite zero documented evidence that McLeod was impaired — no odour, no bad driving, no empty bottles, no slurred speech. She says she was unable to provide the sample because of medical conditions including a lung condition and an implant in the roof of her mouth from cancer surgery.”
Brian Platt – National Post
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