Impaired driving

Driving under the influence (DUI) penalties, checkstops and the ignition interlock program.


Alberta, like all Canadian jurisdictions, has provincial sanctions that apply to impaired driving in addition to criminal penalties imposed by the courts under the Criminal Code of Canada. Federal penalties for impaired driving can include driving prohibitions, fines, jail time and participation in an ignition interlock program.

In focus

Preventing impaired driving

How drugs, alcohol, fatigue and medication impact your ability to drive.

Checkstop program

The checkstop program allows police to stop vehicles to detect impaired drivers and educate about the dangers of impaired driving.

Impaired driving penalties

Driving under the influence (DUI) penalties aim to prevent impaired driving and improve safety on our roads.

Ignition Interlock Programs

These programs allow suspended drivers to drive with an ignition interlock device in their vehicles.