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The International Drinking and Driving Debate

The debate for April 2003:

Should people charged with drunk driving offences get bail?

Should DUI charges automatically result in jail pending trial?? 

What do you think?  

City:
Toronto
Date:
07 Apr 2003
Time:
19:49:20

Comments

In Canada, persons charged with a first impaired driving or over 80 offence are generally released on a "promise to appear". If a person has a local address and does not have other outstanding charges there is no need for a bail hearing. On the other hand, if they are currently serving a suspension for DUI or have a previous recent record for similar offences, he or she will be detained overnight. Where the Crown seeks detention, relatives should arrange a clear plan of how the person will be precluded from driving and how they will get help. Some close friend or relative will need to be a surety. Conditions of release may include a prohibition on entering the front seat of any vehicle and total abstinence from alcohol.

City:
Garland, Texas
Date:
13 Apr 2003
Time:
13:49:17

Comments

No. They should get no jail time period.

Should people with one parking ticket get bail? Do they even get arrested.

City:
Aston
Date:
03 May 2003
Time:
00:00:44

Comments

No, they should not get sent to jail before trial. I am 20 and I got a Dui I went to prison April 20 2003 And trial was supposed to be April 30 2003. The trial got moved to May 27 , So on April 30 I got bailed out with a 10% of $10,000 bail bond. It was my first offence of any sort. And I learned my lesson , they still are going to screw my life up more. By taking my license, massive fines. Which will cause me to loose my job, and support and spend time with my son.

City:
new York
Date:
11 May 2003
Time:
16:52:17

Comments

Yes to question #1 No to question #2

City:
Olathe, Kansas
Date:
19 Nov 2003
Time:
19:08:07

Comments

No they should not get bail. They will just go out and do it again. Yes you should have to go to trial. You just don't need to drink and drive! Teach them a lesson by sending them to jail and trial!

City:
Otisville
Date:
06 Dec 2003
Time:
16:01:03

Comments

I believe that as long as no one was injured or killed or if there was not an accident then the person should be allowed bail.

City:
Rancho Cucamonga
Date:
27 Feb 2004
Time:
13:15:39

Comments

Yes, they should get bail. No, it should not automatically result in jail pending trial.

City:
Canada
Date:
28 Feb 2004
Time:
03:05:59

Comments

How long before an impaired charge like "Care and Control" becomes a death sentence? Because as it is going right now, this charge is starting to be comparable to man slaughter and that's without harming anyone.

whitby ontario
Date:
24 Apr 2004
Time:
23:25:56

Comments

Again, if alcoholic drinks are such serious to the public, why the government don't take action to prohibit alcohol at bars and restaurant? I guarantee to say that many of us drinking at bar or restaurant much beyond the level that the law can accept. It's not fair to caught the people go out from the bar, 99% of the people drink wine or beer in the bar, 99% of the people have to drive back home after drinking. Should we sign a declaration form that we are not driving after drinking? If you do, the bar tender should not offer you alcoholic drink. This is so simple, why the does the government not do this? Because it brings the government a lot of tax income.

City:
Ottawa
Date:
13 Jul 2004
Time:
13:27:10

Comments

I do think drinking and driving is a serious offence and should result in severe consequences but I do not think that it deserves jail time. It all depends on how severe the situation is.

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