Reasonable Doubt: Drunk Drivers have a lot to lose under B.C. impaired-driving regime

On the front page of the Vancouver Sun on Monday (October 17) was the headline “Woman’s drunk-driving victory leaves little to celebrate.” When I first read it, it got my back up immediately. Given society’s stance on drunk driving and the fact that whenever a drunk driver seems to “get away with it”, I assumed that this was another attack on the justice system for failing to throw the book at a criminal. Instead, the opinion piece outlined a woman’s harrowing ordeal in trying to clear her name and overturning a 90-day immediate roadside suspension on review.