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Grieving father supports police shaming accused drunk drivers

2018/12/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Chronicle Herald December 6, 2018 If Mike Hudson had his way, he’d advertise the names of accused drunk drivers on billboards. The Lower Sackville resident says he’s still adapting to his “new normal” since losing his 22-year-old daughter, Danielle, in an alcohol-fuelled single-vehicle crash three years ago on Beaver Bank Road. While he struggles to [...]

“Operation Festive Spirits” a mix of Check Stops and data-driven policing

2018/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Country 880 AM December 5, 2018 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police Service has announced its plan to combat impaired driving this holiday season. "Operation Festive Spirits" got underway December 1, but you'll be seeing the first high profile Check Stops in the coming days. All this month, Brandon Police will use Selective Traffic Enforcement  [...]

New breathalyzer rules have anti-drunk driving activists butting heads with civil liberty advocates

2018/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Star Metro Edmonton Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 EDMONTON—An Alberta lawyer says an impaired driving crackdown taking effect across the country this month will be challenged in court. Starting Dec. 18, police officers across Canada will be allowed to administer roadside alcohol breath tests on any driver without having reason to suspect that person has been [...]

Area police watching York Region’s move to name drunk drivers

2018/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

THE LONDON FREE PRESS December 5, 2018 Police forces across Southwestern Ontario say they’ll be watching the impact of a Toronto-area police force’s decision to start publishing the names of impaired driving suspects before deciding whether to follow that move. “This isn’t something that we’ve discussed. And while we can’t speak to another service’s decision, [...]

Ottawa warns that a crackdown on impaired drivers is fast approaching

2018/12/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

December 4,2018 CBC Liberal ministers are warning that the risk of being nabbed for impaired driving will increase "exponentially" this holiday season — even as they concede their new impaired driving law is likely to face a court challenge. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair held a news conference Tuesday [...]

Caesars Windsor lights up red in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon

2018/12/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

OurWindsor.Ca December 3, 2018 Caesars Windsor - Provided by MADD Windsor & Essex County Caesars Windsor is lighting up red throughout the month of December in a wonderful show of support for MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon sober driving holiday awareness campaign. “We thank Caesars Windsor for their support in helping spread the message about [...]

People not getting message about drunk driving: Cops

2018/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Sun December 2, 2018 There were eight arrests for impaired driving in York Region Sunday morning which shows people “aren’t getting the message,” according to police. The Sunday shift. from 12 a.m. – 6 a.m., saw seven drivers arrested for impaired driving and one issued a three-day suspension. In five of the alcohol-related cases [...]

Everyone has a role to play in keeping roads safe this holiday season

2018/11/30|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Brampton Guardian November 30 Opinion By Patricia Hynes-Coates While progress has been made over the years to reduce impaired driving, it continues to be a deadly problem on Canada’s roads. Every year, hundreds of people are killed and tens of thousands are injured in crashes involving alcohol, cannabis and/or other drugs. My stepson Nicholas was [...]

Some potentially life-saving tips for partygoers and hosts this holiday season

2018/11/30|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Brampton Guardian November 30, 2018 By MADD Canada With the support of the public, our law enforcement partners, and Allstate Canada and other sponsors, MADD Canada Chapters and Community Leaders are spreading the sober driving message. - MADD Canada The holiday season is here and social calendars are filling up with holiday parties and gatherings. [...]

Cost of drunk driving to increase in Manitoba: province

2018/11/29|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV November 29, 2018 The Province of Manitoba has announced tougher sanctions for those who get behind the wheel drunk, as well as new options for police who catch first-time offenders. Under the proposed new law, drivers under the influence of alcohol who register a ‘warn’ on an approved screening device will face a new [...]