B.C.’s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles is looking to change the province’s laws so drivers allegedly impaired by drugs can appeal 24-hour roadside suspensions.
Both alcohol and drug-related 24-hour suspensions are issued under different parts of Section 215 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
While drivers allegedly impaired by alcohol have the right to a review, drivers suspended for drug use either have to convince the ticketing officer to reconsider or file a petition in B.C. Supreme Court for a judicial review.
It’s an issue flagged by the director of Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology, Neil Boyd, in a recent report on the enforcement of marijuana-related offences in B.C.
Jason Proctor – CBC News – Oct 08, 2013.