Critics of BC’s tough new drunk driving laws say it’s another win for driver’s disputing penalties.
A BC Supreme Court Judge has ruled against the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for going forward with hearings under laws that were struck down.
Lawyer Sacha Roudette says prohibitions, penalties and impoundments have been quashed for a group of drivers who were served Immediate Roadside Prohibitions under the now defunct original legislation.
“The cases that were just recently before the court were people who were served notices of driving prohibitions in November 2011, and the superintendent just kept extending the time period to do those reviews until long after the laws had been struck down.”
In 2011 a judge said drivers who blew a fail did not have an adequate means of appeal and was a Charter violation.