RCMP:Driver With Graduated License Charged With BAC Over Zero Percent - Nov. 02, 2012
This past week, a member of the St. George RCMP stopped a vehicle on Route 1 in Pennfield, N.B., for speeding. The driver had a graduated license and it was determined he had consumed some liquor. The vehicle was also not insured.
The driver was charged with being a novice driver with blood alcohol greater than 0-percent and fined $172.50. The vehicle was also towed at the driver's expense and the driver was charged with driving an uninsured vehicle and fined $1,204.50.
Those with a New Brunswick graduated driver's license are prohibited from consuming any alcohol when they are going to be driving.
Under the law in New Brunswick, drivers with graduated licenses must have a 0-percent blood alcohol content. Those who choose to violate that will receive a one-year suspension and return to the beginning of the graduated licensing period with no credit for a previously passed road test or driver training courses.