DRIVING WHILE AFFECTED BY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
It is a criminal offence to operate, or be in the care or control of a vehicle, whether in motion or not, with a blood alcohol content of more than
.08 percent. Police in B.C. can issue an immediate roadside prohibition to an impaired driver with a blood-alcohol content of .05 or higher. Drivers with blood alcohol content between .05 and .08 may also face fines and license suspensions, and have their vehicles impounded. Breath samples may be requested by a peace officer and refusing a breathalyzer test could also result in criminal charges. For drug sobriety testing and implications please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/ transportation/driving-and-cycling/road-safetyrules-and-consequences/drug-alcohol.