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drunk driving

Supreme Court rules on tough British Columbia impaired driving law

Province's tough drunk driving law affirmed by Supreme Court, three years after B.C. amended it to prevent unlawful search and seizure.

Govt. lawyers ask court to delay changes in B.C. drunk driving law

Lawyer for provincial government tells B.C. Supreme Court judge who found part of law breached Charter to wait until next June before having the ruling take effect.

Thousands could sue over bad drunk-driving convictions

Some lost homes, jobs over law ruled unconstitutional.

Courts strike down some drunk-driving penalties

Automatic suspensions, fines unconstitutional without right of appeal, judge rules.

Drunk-driving deaths drop dramatically

Sobering statistics credit tough new legislation for saving lives.