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MADD Canada urges Senate committee to pass new impaired driving Act

MADD Canada appears before the Senate Standing Committee

Alberta man avoids second trial, further jail time after plea in fatal crash

Red Deer man who appealed drunk driving conviction for a crash that killed a 13 yr old boy has pled guilty to lesser charges.

Challenges to drug impaired driving charges likely to clog up Canada's courts, police warn

Drug impaired driving is an offence in Canada but new legislation sets legal limits for THC levels and allows the use of roadside screening devices.

Defence lawyers dislike decriminalization of impaired driving

Two St. Albert defence lawyers disagree with proposed changes in the way people charged with impaired driving would be policed in Alberta.

MADD Canada includes marijuana use in bold new campaign

MADD Canada is using a bold new campaign in Calgary schools to send an important message not to drink or use drugs and drive.

Teaching the dangers of impaired driving

School program offered by Mothers Against Drug Drivers, MADD Canada, is important for students safety.

Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run testifies he thought he hit a curb

Man facing hit and run charges after a fatal crash with motorcycle says he thought he hit a curb or a pothole when he felt a bump before driving away.

Grieving Calgary family joins federal politician to push for stiffer sentences for impaired drivers

Grieving Calgary family joins federal politician to push for stiffer sentences for impaired drivers

December holiday blitz nabs dozens of drunk drivers in Edmonton

42 drivers took an unplanned holiday jaunt to police cells in Edmonton when officers caught them apparently impaired behind the wheel.

Everything on the table as province looks to change drunk driving laws

Alberta will rejig drunk driving laws in the spring, and the government is keeping all options on the table.

Many cannabis users aren't convinced that marijuana causes impaired driving: Survey

Only half of respondents who had consumed cannabis in the last year felt that marijuana use affects driving, according to a Health Canada survey.

There's no excuse anymore: Drunk driver gets four years for crash that killed 50 yr old

Man sentenced to 4 years, 3 months in prison, to be followed by 5 year driving prohibition, after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing death.

Grief and support at Edmonton vigil for victims of impaired driving

Families who lost loved ones to impaired driving gathered at Holy Cross Anglican Church for 20th annual Candlelight Vigil held by MADD Edmonton.

Car full of naked people involved in Nisku crash, Impaired charges laid.

One of three people arrested in a bizarre case of an Alberta family allegedly kidnapped by a group of naked people is facing impaired charges.

Man faces multiple impaired driving charges after Mountie injured in crash

Leduc County man faces multiple impaired driving charges after a Devon RCMP officer suffered serious injuries during an attempted traffic stop.

How much weed can you smoke just before getting behind the wheel? Simply put, none!

Taking one toke of a joint is enough to lead to a traffic fine under rules rolled out ahead of the legalization of cannabis in Canada next year.

Lack of roadside testing for marijuana worries Alberta police chiefs

Alberta police chiefs feeling overwhelmed figuring how to adjust policing practices for marijuana legalization, said Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht.

NDP proposes penalties for impaired driving ahead of cannabis legalization

The NDP introduced new legislation Tuesday that aims to fill the gap in impaired driving rules ahead of cannabis legalization across Canada.

Impaired school bus driver from Red Deer sentenced to 45 days in jail

An Alberta woman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for being drunk while driving a school bus.

Lawyer says province should stop roadside suspensions for impaired driving suspects

A Calgary lawyer is calling for province to immediately stop police from issuing unconstitutional licence suspensions to impaired driving suspects.

Man facing impaired driving charges after pedestrian run over in Calmar

30 yr old man facing several charges after pedestrian run over by a pickup truck early Sunday morning in Calmar.

Edson grieves for Mountie fatally struck while cycling

The off duty Edson Mountie killed by a motorist while riding his bike was an avid cyclist and volunteer, a community leader said Friday.

Police lay impaired driving charges after off duty Mountie killed while riding bike near Edson

Police have charged a 35 yr old man with impaired driving in the death of an off duty RCMP officer struck and killed while riding his bike.

Ahead of long weekend, Roadbot simulates dangers of impaired driving

One of the newest weapons against impaired driving is the Alberta Motor Association Roadbot.

Appeal court smackdown puts Alberta's impaired driving laws in peril

We cannot cure an ailing justice system by asking police to multitask as prosecutors and judges.

Calgary man accused in deadly drunk driving crash pleads not guilty

39 yr old Calgary man has pleaded not guilty to a list of charges following a deadly crash along Memorial Drive in July.

Man who pleaded guilty in manslaughter drunk driving case gets 8 year sentence

St. Albert man admits driving drunk causing collision in Edmonton killing a young father injuring 3 others handed 8 year sentence.

Anger, sadness at sentencing for drunk driver who killed young father, injured three others

Anger, and sadness at sentencing for drunk driver who killed young father, injured three others.

Edmonton woman charged with impaired driving after crash kills 8 yr old girl

Drunk driving charges causing death laid against Edmonton woman after an 8 yr old girl was killed in a November crash southwest of Edmonton.

Man facing string of impaired charges after Leduc RCMP stop wrong way driver

23 yr old man facing string of impaired driving charges after truck heading south in the northbound lanes of the QE2 stopped by Leduc RCMP.

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