Impaired Driving

Canadian federal law prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating beverages, with the illegal per se limit set at 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (.08 BAC). Alberta sets an illegal per se limit of .05 BAC. Violating this law could result in temporary loss of driver’s license.

Alberta sets the legal drinking age at 18.

It is illegal to fail to submit to testing or an evaluation for impaired driving.

Alberta requires the use of ignition interlocks for all impaired driving offenders over .08 BAC.

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