Do you know the law when it comes to Alcohol?

Posted: December 5, 2012 in General Information
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(NC)—Thousands of Canadians will be hosting and attending holiday parties this year and many of those parties will involve alcohol. Do you make a plan whether you’re the host or the attendee? Are you sure your plan is a good one? Here are a few myths and urban legends  that could be giving you a false sense of preparedness.

Fact or Fiction

True or False? “Sleeping it off in your car is the best way to avoid driving impaired, while also making sure you and your car arrive home at the end of a night.” False. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, an individual can be charged even if the vehicle isn’t moving because you still have access to the ignition.

True or False – “Everybody knows that you are in serious trouble if you are charged with impaired driving. They take away your license for a year!” True. But that isn’t even half of it. If charged with impaired driving, not only does an individual lose driving privileges for a year, but he also faces a minimum fine of $1,000 and is saddled with the burden of a criminal record.

True or False – “If I host a party, I’m responsible for my guests, even after they leave the party.” True. Depending on the circumstances, the party host may be responsible for guests even after they leave the party. It is always a good idea to make a plan in advance, and invite guests to stay overnight, offer them cab fare, money for the subway, or drive them home yourself.

For more information about responsible use and tips for making a plan, visit

Wishing you Joyful and Safe Holidays.


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