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At the end of December, I was invited to be a guest speaker on Mix 96.7 FM in Steinbach to talk about the costs of drinking and driving. Everybody seems to know that it is against the law to drive while you're impaired or if you're over the legal limit for alcohol, but most people do not know what will actually happen if you are charged with a drive impaired related offence.
If you just look at the financial costs, you can have several bills to pay including towing charges, an alcohol assessment, legal fees, fines, and court costs. It all adds up to a fairly hefty bill where it may be cheaper to hire a helicopter to take you home instead.
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About the author
Michael Dyck is a partner at Rees & Dyck Criminal Defence. He represents clients primarily from Winnipeg, Steinbach, and rural Manitoba. He has extensive experience helping people charged with criminal offences and focuses on building legal strategy with clients. To read more of his articles, please visit his partner's website TomRees.ca.