76.1. A new licence issued under the fourth paragraph of section 76 shall authorize the person to drive a road vehicle, for a period of one, two or three years, according to whether, in the 10 years preceding the cancellation or suspension, the person incurred no cancellation or suspension, one cancellation or suspension or more than one cancellation or suspension under subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 180, only if it is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device approved by the Société.
In computing the one-year, two-year or three-year period referred to in the first paragraph, any time during which the licence was suspended and any time during which the person was not authorized to drive a road vehicle pursuant to the first paragraph of section 93.1 shall be disregarded.
This section does not apply where the summary assessment provided for in subparagraph b of subparagraph 1 of the fourth paragraph of section 76 has established that the person’s relationship with alcohol or drugs does not compromise the safe operation of a road vehicle corresponding to the class of licence applied for.
If warranted by exceptional medical reasons, the Société may exempt a person from the obligation to equip the vehicle the person drives with an alcohol ignition interlock device. In that case, the person is prohibited from driving or having the care or control of a vehicle if any alcohol is present in the person’s body. The Société may require the person to furnish it with any relevant information or documents concerning the person’s relationship with alcohol.
Where the new licence is a learner’s licence, the person concerned must complete the learning period. On completion of the learning period, the person may only obtain a licence authorizing the person to drive a road vehicle if it is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device approved by the Société for the period referred to in the first paragraph.
1996, c. 56, s. 18; 2001, c. 29, s. 4; 2002, c. 29, s. 8.