The laws governing impaired driving in Ontario are about to change. Driving under the influence does not currently carry the same penalty for drug use as it does for alcohol. As of Oct. 2, 2016, the playing field will be more level.
Ontario drivers who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol will not only face criminal charges, but they will also have their licences suspended. As the law stands currently, men and women impaired by drugs behind the wheel face criminal prosecution, but they do not lose their licences. Under the newly revised law, high drivers will now have their driving privileges taken away, just the same as drunk drivers.