If you drink, you can't drive! Think of alternative solutions to avoid an accident, having your driver's licence suspended, demerit points on your driving record and, even worse, criminal charges.
You are guilty of a criminal offence if you drive with a blood alcohol concentration equal to or over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (0.08).
However, you can still be arrested and criminally convicted for impaired driving with a blood alcohol concentration under 0.08.
Under the Highway Safety Code, the zero-alcohol rule applies to, among others:
The zero-alcohol rule does not prevent anyone from drinking and partying, but rather from driving after drinking.
You think you have a foolproof trick?
The law not only prohibits impaired driving, but also having the care or control of a vehicle while impaired. Here are some situations that can have the same consequences as impaired driving:
The police officer will assess whether it was possible for the person to drive the vehicle and whether he or she intended to drive.
Last update: May 17, 2022