Moving forward, every single driver stopped by police in Calgary can expect to blow a breathalyzer test.
Since December 2018, police in Canada have been able to demand preliminary samples without reasonable suspicion that drivers have alcohol in their bodies.
Calgary police have taken more than 15,600 samples since the force started mandatory checks more than a year ago. Those have resulted in 142 Criminal Code charges and 359 provincial sanctions.
“Knowing that there have been constitutional challenges filed in this country, to that law, its very brazen and I am surprised to see it,” Vancouver-based impaired driving lawyer Kyla Lee said.