Anyone operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be charged with impaired driving. An impaired driving conviction may cause you to lose your job, be denied entry into certain countries, you may be considered to be a "high-risk" driver meaning an increase in insurance or your insurance policy may be cancelled.
The penalty for a first time offender is a fine of no less than $1,000, losing your driver's license for one year, and participation in the "Back on Track Course".
If you are a repeat offender, the penalty will include a mandatory jail term of 30 days, losing your driver's license for 3 years, and participation in the "Back on Track Course".
Anyone who drives at a speed greater than 80 km/h over the posted speed limit is considered to be dangerous driving.
The penalty for dangerous driving is a criminal record, a minimum fine of $1,000 and an automatic driver's license suspension for a minimum of one year.