Proposed impaired driving measure prompts controversy

Global News

CALGARY- A new initiative that could help reduce impaired driving has sparked some heated debate.

A private members bill to amend Canada’s Criminal Code would allow police to pull anyone over, at any time, and demand a random breath test.

“I think it’s extreme, I think it’s positive, I do support it,” says Travis Cross, who knows the dangers of impaired driving first hand.

Nine years ago, Cross got behind the wheel after a night of drinking, despite being four times the legal limit. He got in a horrific crash that left him with severe head injuries.

“I blacked out after five and a half hours of drinking, and woke up in ICU in Foothills Hospital with 22 skull fractures,” he recalls. “The doctors didn’t know if I would walk or talk, or even survive.”

He now shares his story in hopes of promoting better choices.

“I feel like there’s…

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