Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Government Proposes Zero Tolerance for Drug-Impaired Driving

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Government Proposes Zero Tolerance for Drug-Impaired Driving

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Zero tolerance proposed for drug-impaired driving

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is proposing zero tolerance for drug-impaired driving.

The proposed legislation introduced by Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, includes an immediate driver's licence suspension if someone is accused of driving under the influence of drugs.

Vehicle seizures of 30 or 60 days would apply if a driver was also impaired by alcohol.

Three new federal Criminal Code laws on drug-impaired driving are expected to take effect in the next month or two.

Saskatchewan says there will be additional charges under the province's Traffic Safety Act for anyone facing the federal charges.

It's the province's first step in developing regulations in the lead-up to the federal legalization of cannabis next July. …

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