P.E.I. introduces tougher measures to reduce drunk driving
An RCMP Constable holds a breathalyzer test in Surrey, B.C., on Sept. 24, 2010. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 9:57AM AST
CHARLOTTETOWN -- The government of Prince Edward Island has introduced tougher penalties intended to discourage drunk driving.
The amendments would require first-time offenders to participate in the ignition interlock program.
The changes would also result in longer vehicle impoundments for people convicted of Criminal Code offences causing bodily harm or death.
Transportation Minister Robert Vessey says his department will continue to review legislation aimed at reducing cases of impaired driving.