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B.C. drunk-driving laws could trigger new wave of court battles

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The B.C. government isn’t properly following its own drunk-driving laws and should prepare to be hammered by a new wave of court challenges, says the lawyer whose legal petitions forced more than 1,110 impaired-driving penalties to be overturned. “They were obligated to apply the law, and they didn’t do it,” said Paul Doroshenko, a Vancouver lawyer whose court challenges forced the Justice Ministry to announce Friday it was overturning penalties in 1,137 cases. “The government hasn’t abided by its own law, and it’s going to end up costing taxpayers millions and millions of dollars.” The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles said...

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Impaired penalty review prompts B.C. to grant breaks to more than 1,100

More than 1,100 British Columbia motorists caught up in tougher drunk driving rules before part of the law was found unconstitutional will have some of their punishments overturned, but their drunk driving penalty still sticks. The Justice Ministry confirmed Friday at least 1,137 motorists who were required to attend and pay for driver education programs and install ignition-lock systems in their vehicles after failing roadside impaired driving tests no longer need to take those actions — and up to 400 drivers may be in line for refunds. The two programs add up to a cost of about $2,600. Last month, the Justice Ministry...

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IRP victims in Port Moody

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The Port Moody police issued a news release Thursday listing the number of people who they think were wrongfully given IRPs due to their calibration screw up. In damage control, they excluded the people who received IRPs from the period September 20, 2010 to December 31, 2010. In other words, their news release says that they only considered people from 2011. The IRP victims from 2010 will never be exonerated apparently. Regular readers of our blog know that we've covered this story many times. After all, we're the ones who cracked the secret code and revealed it. We're the ones who...

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