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Krog happy with impaired driving ruling

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The province’s drunk driving laws will stay as they are, and the NDP’s Attorney General Critic says it’s a win for a good public policy.

The BC Court of Appeal upheld the law Monday, which means tough rules, that include immediate penalties at the roadside and vehicle seizures will remain.

Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog says after an earlier court challenge forced  the government to change the law so people have the right to ask for a second breath test on a second device issues around fairness have been settled.

The BC Civil Liberties Association was part of the case, launched by six people who argued the provincial laws are unconstitutional because they don’t offer the same presumption of innocence and options for appeal as criminal laws.  They say they’re expecting more challenges in the future.

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