Police in possession of an approved screening device are heading into
the seasonal RIDE campaign this weekend with new powers to demand a
breath sample without having reasonable suspicion that the driver has
alcohol in their body.
The new law was phased in last year, and police can make the demand
during any traffic stop.
The OPP has also acquired approved drug screening equipment which can
detect cannabis and cocaine in a driver's saliva. The device can be
used to enforce the provincial zero tolerance sanctions that now apply
to young, novice and commercial drivers who are suspected of having the
presence of drugs in their body.