Licence, registration – breath sample: New impairment laws now in effect

Yellowknife drivers can expect to be called to provide more than just the proper paperwork the next time they’re pulled over by police. Along with handing over their licence, registration and insurance, motorists could be required to provide a breath sample – without reasonable suspicion they’re impaired. The change, which came into effect nationally Tuesday...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at