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About 35,000 people have been hit with roadside driving prohibitions since the Liberal government cracked down on drunk driving in 2011, but at least 1,100 of them will be getting some money back.
Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Motor Vehicles Stephanie Melvin says the government will reimburse people who paid thousands for ignition interlock devices and drivers' remediation courses before part of the law was struck down by the courts.
"But we wanted to be as fair as possible so we looked at any possible cases that this might apply to and it turned out to be about 1,100 of them and we've gone through and we are releasing these people from the requirement to do the remedial program which is the responsible driver program, education and counselling, and the ignition interlock program."
It's not clear yet how much the government will return in total...and Melvin notes the actual driving infractions will remain on their records.