Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mandatory road-side driver testing impinges on rights

To the editor:

I am all for punishing those who drink and drive, but punishing those who drive and don’t drink is going too far. [DUI Law Needs Random Breath Testing, Jan. 17 Capital News.]

What’s next, random road blocks and the forced taking of blood and urine samples to test for being under the influence of illicit drugs, or even prescription drugs, or some other impairment-causing substance?

The next thing you know, we will mirror the police state to the south of us where you can be stopped and searched without probable cause anywhere, anytime and be subjected to various forms of delay and harassment.

Are we simply going to ignore what would be a clear violation of certain Charter Rights and allow this to happen in this country?

Wake up already.

Grant Baudais,

Kelowna

 

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