Drug Impaired Driving Cause Bodily Harm

If you drive impaired and cause harm or injury to another person, the maximum sentence is 10 years imprisonment.

You will also be subject to a driving suspension. Your first conviction is a 5 year suspension. The second conviction is a 10 year suspension. The third and following convictions within 10 years results in a lifetime suspension. A licence suspension means you cannot drive any type of vehicle on or off road for the suspension period. You will also get 15 demerits on your Driver Safety Rating. You will be subject to a $50 licence reinstatement charge through MPI if you wish to drive again after your suspension is over. Your vehicle can be impounded at your expense for at least 60 days. You may be required to complete a course at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) at your own expense if you receive a 3 month suspension, or a combination of any 2 suspensions in a 10 year period.

If you must drive for work or personal reasons, you may appeal your driving suspension to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board who can give you conditional driving privileges.

Offenders may also have their vehicle seized by the police. Upon conviction, the vehicle is not returned to you.

Drug Impaired Driving Cause Death

If you drive impaired and cause the death of another person, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. You will also be subject to a driving suspension. Your first conviction is a 5 year suspension. The second conviction is a 10 year suspension. The third and following convictions within 10 years results in a lifetime suspension.

A licence suspension means you cannot drive any type of vehicle on or off road for the suspension period. You will also receive 15 demerits on your Driver Safety Rating. You will be subject to a $50 licence reinstatement charge through MPI if you wish to drive again after your suspension is over. Your vehicle can be impounded at your expense for at least 60 days. You may be required to complete a course at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) at your own expense if you receive a 3 month suspension, or a combination of any 2 suspensions in a 10 year period.

If you must drive for work or personal reasons, you may appeal your driving suspension to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board who can give you conditional driving privileges.

Offenders may also have their vehicle seized by the police. Upon conviction, the vehicle is not returned to you.

Refusal to Provide a Sample

Refusing to provide a saliva, blood, or urine sample is a criminal offence. This means that refusing to do an oral fluid screening test will result in a criminal charge.

Your first conviction for refusal results in a 2 year driving suspension. The second conviction has a 7 year suspension. The third conviction has a 10 year suspension. Four or more convictions within 10 years has a lifetime driving suspension.

Refusal to give a sample, or do a physical coordination test, can result in an immediate suspension of your licence for 3 months. A licence suspension means you cannot drive any type of vehicle on or off road for the 3 month period. You will be subject to a $50 licence reinstatement charge through MPI if you wish to drive again after your suspension is over. Your vehicle can be impounded at your expense for at least 60 days if you refuse to provide a sample, and refuse to participate in a physical coordination test. You may be required to complete a course at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) at your own expense if you receive a 3 month suspension, or a combination of any two suspensions in a 10 year period.

If you must drive for work or personal reasons, you may appeal your driving suspension to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board who can give you conditional driving privileges.