Alberta is taking a tough stance on impaired driving.
A Tory bill introduced into the legislature Monday, would impose stricter penalties for those found behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level over .08.
Bill 26 would mean an immediate licence suspension, to remain in place until the criminal charge is resolved.
If convicted, they would also have to participate in the Mandatory Ignition Interlock program.
The new approach would also target repeat offenders, who would be subject to mandatory education and treatment programs.
As well as new drivers, who would have their licence suspended for 30 days if found with any blood alcohol.
Last year there were 96 deaths and 1,384 injuries caused by impaired driving on Alberta roads.