Rates and Fines

Costs Related to Impaired Driving

Here are the costs related to impaired driving.

Costs related to a first offence for driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs

Subject to change. Other fees and costs may apply in addition to those listed below, such as court fees, a contribution to the crime victims compensation program (IVAC), etc.

Minimum fine (Criminal Code)


Program to assess and reduce the risk of impaired driving - Summary assessment

$300.00 (+ taxes)

Program to assess and reduce the risk of impaired driving - Comprehensive assessment (if the summary assessment is unfavourable)

$710.00 (+ taxes)

Alcofrein program (if the summary assessment is favourable)


Alcohol ignition interlock device - Installation fees

$50.00 (+ taxes)

Alcohol ignition interlock device - Monthly rental fees

$61.00 (+ taxes)

Alcohol ignition interlock device - Removal of the device and closure of the file

$50.00 (+ taxes)

Costs to obtain a new licence (additional insurance contribution depending on whether it is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd offence or more within 10 years)

$362.00 to $482.00

Fine for driving during a penalty period imposed under the Highway Safety Code

$1,500.00 to $3,000.00, in addition to the cost of a 30-day or 90-day (depending on the situation) seizure and impoundment of the vehicle

Total cost of a first offence: A minimum of $1,750.00, in addition to the following numerous inconveniences and variable expenses:

  • Criminal record
  • Lawyer fees
  • Increased personal automobile insurance premiums

Last update: June 29, 2022