Critics have complained that B.C.’s new drunk driving laws give cops too much power, but now police chiefs are calling for even more.
B.C.’s chiefs want the freedom to pull over anyone, anywhere, at any time of day and ask them to take random breathalyzer tests. Currently, an officer requires cause to get a breath sample.
“The randomness of catching people who are drinking and driving is pretty key to lowering the death rate and sending a very clear message to people that break the law,” Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham told CTV News.
“If people know there are going to be officers out there — are not sure where they are — maybe the message will finally get through to those people who just don’t get it.”