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MADD Canada reacts to guilty plea of drunk driver who killed a London mother

2017/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

570 News March 7, 2017 MADD Canada is reacting strongly to the case of a Kitchener man who entered a guilty plea for a drunk driving crash that killed a 29-year old mother, and critically injured her two month old infant. Ahmed Darwish crashed his car in November on Highway 7 just before Trussler, after [...]

Man acquitted of drunk driving-related charge over delay in roadside test

2017/03/06|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Canadian Press March 6, 2017 TORONTO — An Ontario man has walked away from a drunk driving-related charge after a judge ruled that police took 10 minutes too long in administering a roadside screening test. Court heard that Hugo Buenrostro-Ramirez had nearly twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system when he rear-ended [...]

‘Don’t surprise the victims’: Correctional Service Canada needs to improve communications, MADD says

2017/02/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Star Phoenix February 24, 2017 Most victims of crime are hurled into Canada’s criminal justice system with little idea of how it works — and most learn very quickly that it’s not designed to accommodate them, according to Andrew Murie, head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Federal agencies like Correctional Service Canada (CSC) need [...]

Drunk driver who killed 4 in Sask. sent to healing lodge; sparks community concern

2017/02/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News February 24, 2017 The decision to move a drunk driver who killed a family of four, from a jail cell to a healing lodge has left many people shocked and looking for more justice. Catherine McKay was sentenced to ten years in prison for killing the Van de Vorst family just north of [...]

Noose is tightening on habitual drunk drivers

2017/02/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Advertiser February 9, 2017 Brad Blundon believes the justice system is broken — as damaged as the car he was driving when a suspected drunk driver struck his vehicle in Bishops Falls Feb. 6. Blundon was returning home from trip to the store, it was 9:30 at night on a familiar route. As Blundon [...]

Moving to root out drug-impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Toronto Sun January 9, 2017 Ottawa needs to establish levels of impairment for motorists who consume a mix of alcohol and marijuana, according to MADD Canada. Canada’s Liberal government plans on introducing a bill to legalize pot in the spring and there are currently tests being done on marijuana breathalyzers. If a driver is under [...]

Drunk driving down; drug-impaired driving rising rapidly

2016/12/23|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , , , |

Hamilton Spectator December 23. 2016 In the war against impaired driving and its sometimes deadly consequences, there is good news and bad news as we go through the holiday season. Fatalities from alcohol-related impaired driving have been declining — the good news. However, "there's been a rapid rise in drugs present for fatalities," says MADD [...]

Pot-impaired driving alarms raised in wake of marijuana task force report

2016/12/13|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC December 13, 2016 The federal task force on legalizing marijuana says the Liberal government must launch a public awareness blitz and boost spending on police training and tools to keep pot-impaired drivers off the roads. Anne McLellan, a former cabinet minister who chaired the task force, said Canadians are now routinely charged and convicted [...]

Uber, extra taxis would help prevent holiday drunk-driving: MADD

2016/11/18|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CTV Vancouver Published Friday, November 18, 2016 10:51AM PST Last Updated Friday, November 18, 2016 11:01AM PST With a wave of holiday parties on the horizon, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada is calling for Vancouver to embrace Uber and bring extra taxis on the roads. Andrew Murie, CEO of MADD, said the more options drunken [...]

Saskatchewan getting tougher on impaired driving with new laws

2016/10/31|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Global News October 31, 2016 With Saskatchewan having the highest percentage of impaired drivers in the country, the province is now increasing the punishment for people caught behind the wheel. On Monday, the Ministry of Justice and SGI announced changes to Saskatchewan’s impaired driving laws. These include: Add a three-day vehicle seizure for experienced drivers [...]