Bill 209 has given police services across Ontario another tool in their efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on our waterways.
This new legislation provides police officers with authority to suspend driver's licences (12 hour suspension) and issue an 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) if the boat operator registers a fail on a breath test.
Upon conviction of Impaired Operation of a Vessel or Operation in Excess 80 mgs. of alcohol, the courts now have the authority to suspend the persons driver's licence for a minimum of one year. The Ignition Interlock Program will also apply when a conviction is registered.