Alberta criminal lawyers association raises concerns over proposed new bill to tackle impaired driving

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A provincial criminal lawyers association is raising concerns that Alberta’s proposed impaired driving legislation may give police too much-unchecked power. Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, would grant police new abilities to issue a $1,000 fine to first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more instead of criminal charges.