If you and your friends stopped by a bar after work for a couple of drinks, you may have nursed two beers over the course of the evening. Then you may have eaten pretzels and drunk water. When it’s time to drive the few kilometres home, you may figure you’re fully functional. However, this assumption—if inaccurate—can be extremely costly.
Drunk driving laws in British Columbia are some of the strictest in the country. In many provinces, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08. However, in British Columbia, you can face serious penalties if your BAC is just 0.05—and novice drivers can face penalties for having any trace of alcohol in their system.