Roadside testing discussed again for drivers on drugs
OTTAWA - The Conservative government is considering reviving a failed bill from the Liberal era that would impose roadside tests to catch people driving under the influence of drugs.
"We've talked about the issue and dealing with it in some way, shape or form," Mike Storeshaw, a spokesman for Justice Minister Vic Toews, told CanWest News Service.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving members met with Toews on Monday to push for stiffer penalties. Storeshaw could not specify when a bill would come forward, but he said it will not happen before Parliament breaks for the summer later this month.
Andrew Murie, chief executive officer of MADD, said he expects that legislation would permit police to check blood pressure, eye pupils, and coordination.
-- Taken from the Vancouver Sun, June 13/2006