The province is signalling a crack-down on impaired driving.
New penalties will be phased in starting July 1st, although legal blood alcohol benchmarks will remain the same.
Among the changes, those caught with a blood alcohol level above 0.08, will have their vehicle seized and face an immediate suspension until their case is resolved in court.
Transportation Minister Ric McIver says although the province is the first to introduce sustained suspensions, the measure is consistent with other legal penalties.
"They're not guilty, but their freedoms are immediately suspended, in both cases its based on the evidence that the police officer has, in other instances it would be based on evidence that the officer saw themselves or believed to reliable information. And in this case it will be based on evidence the police officer gathered from highly-scientific, highly reliable, and well calibrated, well-maintained equipment," said McIver.
Under the new regulations, drivers caught with a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.05, on their first offence, will face 3-day licence suspension and 3-day vehicle seizure.