Impaired Driving

Last updated on June 8, 2021

Impaired driving occurs when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs (and even over-the-counter cold medication) to the point where it impairs your abilities. Impaired driving is a criminal offence and there are serious consequences for driving while impaired.

Help is Available

If you have been injured, or your loved one has been killed or injured by an impaired driver, you may be able to get help from victim services. Call VictimLinkBC for more information.

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