Repeat drunk drivers: Quebec aiming to crack down
The Canadian PressWednesday, January 16, 2013
QUEBEC - The Quebec government is moving to crack down on repeat drunk-driving offenders.
Justice Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud says an offender's vehicle will be seized after each infraction and confiscated for good upon a third offence.
A repeat offender could also be tagged as a "dangerous delinquent."
St-Arnaud told a news conference in Quebec City today that drunk driving is a social scourge that the government is determined to attack on various fronts.
He says that will include a clear directive to Crown prosecutors to be tougher at every step in legal proceedings involving drivers who have consumed alcohol or drugs.
Today's announcement comes just a few days after two fatal hit-and-run deaths that allegedly involved impaired driving.