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Old 01-11-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Now they do not need probable cause.
Nice police state you got there...
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Over9K View Post
Nice police state you got there...
Depends if you have had a friend/relative hit by a drunk driver.
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
Well this country's lawmakers just went full potato.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4832762/i...F9o0eOO6rAwweg

It may sound unbelievable, but Canadaís revised laws on impaired driving could see police demand breath samples from people in bars, restaurants, or even at home. And if you say no, you could be arrested, face a criminal record, ordered to pay a fine, and subjected to a driving suspension.

You could be in violation of the impaired driving laws even two hours after youíve been driving. Now, the onus is on drivers to prove they werenít impaired when they were on the road.





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Old 01-11-2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Depends if you have had a friend/relative hit by a drunk driver.

Depends if you want to live in a civilized country that respects and protects the rights of the individual, or an aggressive nanny state that walks all over you. All for your own good, of course, because in the liberal nanny state god forbid that anyone - drunks included - other than the government should get a shot at ******* up your life. They have a big agenda, and donít want the competition. This law should be DOA on arrival of its first court test of its violation of charter rights.

Canada, aka Trudopia. Land of the stoned, home of the liberal numbskull.
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Depends if you want to live in a civilized country that respects and protects the rights of the individual, or an aggressive nanny state that walks all over you. All for your own good, of course, because in the liberal nanny state god forbid that anyone - drunks included - other than the government should get a shot at ******* up your life. They have a big agenda, and donít want the competition. This law should be DOA on arrival of its first court test of its violation of charter rights.

Canada, aka Trudopia. Land of the stoned, home of the liberal numbskull.


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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Depends if you have had a friend/relative hit by a drunk driver.
So you run your country on emotions, not basic human rights?
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Came to an intersection up there once on my motorcycle and there were a half dozen cop cars parked in it. I assume they were doing sobriety checks but with so little traffic out in the middle of nowhere and in broad daylight that didn't seem to make much sense. Hard to say for sure since they didn't tell me what they were doing. As far as I could tell it was just a big BS session and I was their guest of honor .
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Depends if you have had a friend/relative hit by a drunk driver.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Now they do not need probable cause.
Probable cause to a Canadian, will probably be an ugly American visiting or someone from Quebec!
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
Well this country's lawmakers just went full potato.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4832762/i...F9o0eOO6rAwweg

It may sound unbelievable, but Canadaís revised laws on impaired driving could see police demand breath samples from people in bars, restaurants, or even at home. And if you say no, you could be arrested, face a criminal record, ordered to pay a fine, and subjected to a driving suspension.

You could be in violation of the impaired driving laws even two hours after youíve been driving. Now, the onus is on drivers to prove they werenít impaired when they were on the road.





in before "I could never live there"
Well, if you have nothing to HIDE, you have nothing to FEAR, citizen.





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Where's cdngolfer?? I thought he'd chime in, immediately


Yes, I want him to tell us how enlightened and sophisticated Canucks area again.
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Originally Posted by MagRedConv View Post
Looks like the muslims are getting everything ready for takeover.
Sadly, the two naive Scandinavian girls who were slaughtered by mudslime APES recently are symbolic of the West.

You CANNOT "Coexist" peacefully with mudslimes when they are in control. There is only one hope left to stop them, and we call her America. Canaduh and Europa have already surrendered.
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Assuming the beer was in the 4% alcohol content range a 180lb man would very well under half the legal limit.

it is possible to pass the legal limit if you are drinking 16oz glasses of some high alcohol content IPAs. But generally most reputable bars serve the higher alcohol content beers in 10oz glasses for this exact reason.
LOL ? "But generally most reputable bars"..................So not only do you do equations on whether or not your over the limit but you drink in "reputable bars"!!!!

I won't be asking you to join us anytime soon for a fun night out!!


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Originally Posted by Torqaholic View Post
Came to an intersection up there once on my motorcycle and there were a half dozen cop cars parked in it. I assume they were doing sobriety checks but with so little traffic out in the middle of nowhere and in broad daylight that didn't seem to make much sense. Hard to say for sure since they didn't tell me what they were doing. As far as I could tell it was just a big BS session and I was their guest of honor .
So, the same thing is going on in the US?

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:51 PM
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You don't have to be drunk OR driving to be charged and convicted of drunk driving. Say you're the DD and you come out of a bar with three friends, your blood alcohol level is .00. You go to get in the driver door, cop sees you and demands a sobriety test and you refuse, you just got a DUI while neither drinking nor driving.
Reminds me of "Minority Report". Getting arrested for what you might do.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
Depends if you have had a friend/relative hit by a drunk driver.
that would change nothing for me
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Reminds me of "Minority Report". Getting arrested for what you might do.
It's dangerously close to that, no?

We already had some of the most severe penalties for drinking and driving of any other country and I remember reading a while back that the government wanted to kick things up a notch to be the toughest in the world.

Looks like they may have over-shot the goal here.
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I'm a drinker (1/2 lrish) & after having one Drink & Drive charge resulting in a 12 month ban & fine in the UK, & the same here in the USA (DUI)
with a bigger fine & SAS classes & a jump in my insurance l wouldn't object to zero tolerance as far as alcohol limits are concerned with drivers (NOT passengers)

PS, l now have a designated driver called "The GF" who doesn't need a drinky when we go out for a meal, so l'm a happy passenger these days!
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
It's dangerously close to that, no?

We already had some of the most severe penalties for drinking and driving of any other country and I remember reading a while back that the government wanted to kick things up a notch to be the toughest in the world.

Looks like they may have over-shot the goal here.
Would that be 5 minutes for high sticking??
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Originally Posted by cdngolfer View Post
So, the same thing is going on in the US?
I would say not. Some places do conduct sobriety checkpoints but it's extremely rare. I've never seen one, and they aren't done in broad daylight by blocking off intersections to my knowledge.
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