What are the penalty for DUI in Toronto?

Do they take your car away ? Can they order you not to drive for 2 or 3 months or take drivers license away for 2 or 3 months.

What is probation?

I hear they are very strict in Toronto on DUI.

So they have Test 0.05 to 0.08 BAC - "Warn Range" if some one is little drunk and if yoy really drunk they have Impaired Driving Conviction: Impaired driving, test over legal limit - 0.08 BAC or refuse test ?

They say they have 90 days Roadside Suspension for Impaired Driving Conviction: Impaired driving, test over legal limit - 0.08 BAC or refuse test.

So you cannot drive for 90 days..

And say you may have to go to a Alcohol Education Program , and may have to go to Alcohol Treatment Program .

Why are they so strict here? Even in some places in the US is not so strict so kinda strange for Canada.

5 Answers

  • DUI isn't a joke anywhere in Ontario, nor in Canada. They are EXTREMELY strict about impaired driving in all of Canada. It's a criminal offense in every case where your BAC is over 0.08.

    This site contains everything you want to know about the penalties for DUI in Toronto and all of Ontario.


    Hopefully this question is just for educational purposes and you don't plan on driving drunk, or you haven't already.

    EDIT: DUI in Canada is so "strict" here because you are used to seeing mickey-mouse consequences for impaired driving in the United States. All countries should have DUI consequences like this. All Canadian provinces/territories are more lenient towards the minimum drinking age than America is. But one thing we are much less lenient about is drunk driving.

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  • Impaired Driving Ontario Penalties

  • Ontario DUI laws are strict. Only idiots drink and drive - you risk too many lives when you drive drunk.

    If you fail the roadside test, your license will be suspended immediatly.

    If you are under 21 (or novice driver) and you have ANY alcohol in your blood, you will get an immediate

    24-hour roadside driver licence suspension and, if convicted, you will face a fine of $60-$500 and a 30-day licence suspension.

    If convicted you can lose your licence, be fined, or spend time in jail (or all of them)

    "Individuals convicted for impaired driving offences face penalties under Canada's Criminal Code and Ontario's Highway Traffic Act. Upon conviction, consequences include an additional suspension period, alcohol education and treatment programs, Ignition Interlock installation and fines.

    Driving-related Criminal Code convictions remain on a driver's record for at least 10 years."

  • Also note that by the time you add up all the costs, a DUI will cost you about $14,000 assuming you did not have an accident. The biggest cost is that your car insurance will more than double and will stay way high for several years.

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