You might be surprised at how many people you know who don’t think drinking and driving is serious. Your aunt, best friend, or even the teacher at your kids school: anyone can make the decision to drink and drive, and if they do, they can all too easily be arrested for drunk driving. That’s why … [Read more...] about Yes, Even Police Officers Can Be Arrested For Drunk Driving
With zero tolerance laws in Canada, teens know they shouldn’t get behind the wheel after even one glass of alcohol. But knowing that hasn't stopped them from doing that, because teen drunk driving arrests have maintained a steady pace over the past few years. One 18-year-old in Morden, Manitoba … [Read more...] about Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Always Stop Teen Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has made great strides in the fight against drunk driving in Canada. When they’re not creating anti-drunk driving campaigns for schools or PSAs for media release, they’re working with victims or families of drunk driving. They're also on the front lines with … [Read more...] about MADD Finds Another Way To Fight Drunk Driving In Canada
The morning after the night before can even more traumatic when you wake up and realize you’ve been charged with impaired driving. Without the haze of alcohol to blur your thoughts, you quickly realize that everything in your life could easily be affected by the drunk driving charge you’ve just … [Read more...] about PTSD Defense Doesn’t Fly When Charged With Impaired Driving
Teens know all about the dangers of drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs. They hear about the risks from their parents, they attend seminars about it at school, and if they missed both of those memos, they definitely hear about it on social media and other websites via public … [Read more...] about Teens Use Virtual Reality To Experience Dangers Of Drinking And Driving
If you ever read crazy drunk driving stories in the news, odds are you’ve also seen a few crazy arrest stories. Some people who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol don’t submit easily when police ask them to provide a breathalyzer sample or do a field sobriety test, but if that … [Read more...] about Arrested For Driving Under The Influence, High-Fiving Drunk Driver Gets Off Easy
Everyone knows by now that Uber and other big name ride-sharing services are having a problem heading to a few major Canadian cities. Thanks to licensing restrictions in spots like Vancouver and Winnipeg, the designated driver service hasn’t yet arrived to give drivers an easy and convenient way to … [Read more...] about No Uber? Alternate Designated Driver Services Are Available
It’s the news that police hate to give: more people are dying on the province’s roads. In this case, the province is Manitoba which in 2016 managed to break its previous record of 111 road fatalities in a year, set in 2011. Moreover, the RCMP announced that many of those road fatalities were … [Read more...] about Manitoba’s Worst Year Ever for Highway Deaths – What’s Going Wrong?
Saskatchewan’s impaired driving record has always been dismal, but over the past year the province has entered a volatile period where drunk driving arrests and crashes have been skyrocketing. To counter this, the Saskatchewan government just stepped in to enact emergency changes to their … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Ignition Interlock Laws Have Changed; Is Manitoba Far Behind?
Officers in Manitoba RCMP traffic services are shaking their heads. Last weekend was disastrous, for reasons that, according to news reports, neither they nor anyone else can comprehend: six Manitobans lost their lives on the roads. At least two of the road deaths involved alcohol. After years of … [Read more...] about Lethal Weekend on Manitoba Roads: 6 Dead
Where is the most deadly place in Canada for impaired driving and impaired driving crashes? If you immediately thought of Saskatchewan, you would be right. The province consistently ranks at the top of the list for drunk drivers and drunk driving crashes causing death, and despite an ignition … [Read more...] about Who’s Worse For Drunk Driving Crashes? Manitoba or Saskatchewan?
Every once in awhile a drunk driving story hits the news that's so strange, you almost can’t believe someone would actually put themselves in that situation. Take the case of two people in Dauphin, Manitoba for example. They've both been charged with impaired driving, and that in itself isn’t a … [Read more...] about Two Drunk Drivers Crash In Same car = Crazy Drunk Driving Story
Manitoba has a road death problem. Every year we see fluctuations in collision and death rates, and it’s not too much of a concern as long as the general trend is downward. But crashes this year have killed almost twice as many Manitobans as last year. RCMP tells us that 34 people had died in … [Read more...] about Manitoba Road Deaths Soar This Year
Monuments, though they commemorate the dead, are for the living. They allow the living to remember, mourn, and sometimes teach us all a lesson. That is part of the idea of a new memorial being planned in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The monument will honour Manitobans killed in drunk driving … [Read more...] about Manitoba to Build Monument to Drunk Driving Victims
Imagine you’re driving down the road on your way home and you notice someone driving erratically in front of you. They slam on the brakes, speed up and take off, then slow down and weave within their lane. To anyone behind that car, it would be pretty obvious that the person inside was drunk … [Read more...] about Always Report Drunk Driving, Even If You’re Not 100% Sure
It’s hard for families of impaired driving victims to find a way to honour their loved one, but MADD is there to lend a helping hand. Along with offering support services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Manitoba wants to make sure these victims will never be forgotten. MADD Manitoba has … [Read more...] about Monument To Impaired Driving Victims Going Up In Manitoba
A justice system is a delicate thing. Keeping the balance of defendant’s rights and the public interest is a tough job with pressure that never lets up. Each case is a test of both sides’ abilities and diligence. Recently some surprising test results came in after a drunk driving case was … [Read more...] about Winnipeg Drunk Driving Case Thrown Out on a Technicality – Twice!
Driving under the influence of alcohol is bad enough at a normal highway pace. Speeding while impaired - extreme speeding – is a very deadly criminal act. Last Saturday the RCMP radar picked up a man rocketing at 187 km/h on the Trans-Canada highway. “Shocking” was the word used by an RCMP … [Read more...] about Driving Impaired – at 187 km/h!
When someone loses someone to a drunk driving crash, it can be hard to channel the grief. Some people might start a scholarship or other fund to ensure that the victim lives on in some way, while others spend their lives seeking justice or trying to help other victims. For Lee Yasinksy, a Winnipeg … [Read more...] about Will This Dad Stop You From Your Own Drunk Driving Crash?
Impaired drivers take note. Manitoba RCMP has revived an age-old way of discouraging wrongdoing: public shame. In the old days, it was the stocks, or a scarlet letter. Now it’s social media. At the close of the year Manitoba RCMP launched a hashtag campaign called Impaired Reality to draw … [Read more...] about Manitoba RCMP Targets Impaired Drivers with Social Media
Privatization of liquor stores happens on a province by province basis, but it’s safe to say it’s one of the concerns Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) deals with each and every time a major election comes up. With an election looming in 2016, the Manitoba Liberal party is the latest group to … [Read more...] about MADD Not Impressed With Privatization Of Liquor Plans In Manitoba
If it moves, people will drive it drunk. Tractors. Segways. Scooters. Snow plows. And now, a Zamboni. During a hockey game in rural Manitoba, spectators noticed that the venerable ice resurfacing machine was not navigating smoothy over the rink. In fact it was striking the rink’s boards and … [Read more...] about Manitoba DZUI: Driving a Zamboni Under the Influence
Times are changing in Manitoba, and the province that’s been known to have an escalating impaired driving problem is now officially cracking down on drunk drivers. The Safer Roads Act, introduced in Manitoba last June, just came into effect, just in time for the big holiday push to stop drunk … [Read more...] about Tougher Penalties For Drunk Drivers In Manitoba
For police officers in Canada, the fight against impaired driving takes on many forms. On some nights officers are patrolling the roadways in search of drunk drivers, while others spend their time stationed at checkpoints in an effort to catch anyone who drives past. These nights usually end up with … [Read more...] about Police Officers Will Put Their Life On The Line To Stop An Impaired Driver
How do you keep a repeat offender from driving again? Some repeat offenders seem to ignore all of the impaired driving penalties including fines, license suspensions, and ignition interlock devices, just so they can continue to drive drunk whenever they’d like to. Incredibly, one Manitoba man has … [Read more...] about 19 Impaired Driving Convictions? See You In 8 Years
A bill recently introduced in the Manitoba Legislature will make life tougher for impaired drivers. Up to now, Manitobans who are convicted of drunk driving can install an ignition interlock to regain driving privileges, but they can also choose to “wait out” the suspension period. An … [Read more...] about Manitoba Raises the Ante for Drunk Driving with Mandatory Ignition Interlock Requirement
There’s just something about living in Manitoba. With wide-open skies and prairie surrounding you, it can be breathtaking in winter or summer. But if you’re planning on living in Manitoba, you need to use caution. Impaired driving of any kind is not tolerated, and you can be charged with impaired … [Read more...] about Life after an impaired driving charge in Manitoba
The sight of an RCMP officer can make you feel a little nervy, even when you haven’t done anything wrong. But for children, the sight of an RCMP officer can bring awe and joy, especially during the holiday season. Kids who live in the remote areas of northern Manitoba don’t often see what people … [Read more...] about Happy Children Embrace RCMP Officers When Toys Of The North Stops By
Manitoba doesn’t mess around when it comes to drinking and driving. The province has a clear set of definitions as to the types of vehicles you can be charged on, what the immediate administrative penalties are, and the potential long-term criminal consequences of impaired driving. You can be … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Laws In Manitoba
Alcohol has a way of helping you make bad choices, and picking up your keys and getting behind the wheel is a really bad idea after a night of drinking. Drinking and driving is a snap decision with long-term, far-reaching consequences. Take the ignition interlock penalty for impaired driving as … [Read more...] about Are You Required To Inform Your Employer About Your Ignition Interlock?