Avoiding Unnecessary Charges: Refusing to Provide a Breathe Sample

On December 18, 2008 a 29 year old driver was stopped in B.C. for showing symptoms of alcohol impairment.  When the driver was asked to wait several minutes, the driver ran from the scene.

Not too long after, the police dog service found the driver hiding in a nearby residence.  The male was arrested and charged not only for Refusing to Provide a Breathe Sample, but also for Escape Lawful custody, and Break and Enter.

All three charges could have been avoided if the driver had proper legal advice. Being charged with impaired driving and related criminal offences like Over 80 or refusal to blow can cause anxieties, so we have made it our personal mission to inform the public about Drinking and Driving Charges.

The Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth have developed a new book called “Fighting Drinking and Driving Charges” to answer your questions and to equip you with the knowledge and information you need.  The consumer guide is free for a limited time by clicking here.