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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

Paul Doroshenko Vancouver's best dui lawyer

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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Faulty breathalyzers used in Port Moody

Paul Doroshenko Revealed the Port Moody breathalyzer problems

Fourteen out of 174 roadside suspensions issued by Port Moody police in 2011 will be overturned after an independent investigation found the suspensions were based on readings of improperly calibrated breathalyzers. The findings, announced Thursday, were forwarded to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, which said it will be contacting the 14 drivers to cancel their immediate roadside prohibitions and penalties, and work with Port Moody police to reimburse them. But the Vancouver lawyer who first called attention to the faulty breathalyzers in October 2011 criticized police for taking more than a year to take action, while some drivers who may be innocent...

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