76.1.6. When the offence for which a cancellation or suspension is incurred is an alcohol- or drug-related offence, having a high blood alcohol concentration level or failing or refusing to comply with a peace officer’s demand in connection with alcohol or drugs and if, during the 10 years before the cancellation or suspension, the person incurred one or more cancellations or suspensions for any of those offences, the new licence and every subsequent licence issued to the person during the person’s lifetime is subject to the condition of driving a road vehicle equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device approved by the Société.
However, in the case of a second licence cancellation or suspension, the person may, at the expiry of a 10-year period during which the person’s licence is subject to the condition of driving a vehicle equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device, apply to the Court of Québec, civil practice chamber, to have the condition lifted, the onus being on the person to establish that the person’s relationship with alcohol or drugs does not compromise the safe operation of a road vehicle.
When computing the period referred to in the second paragraph, any time during which the person was not authorized to drive a road vehicle, whether because the person did not hold a licence or the person’s licence was subject to a sanction, must be disregarded.
2007, c. 40, s. 12; 2010, c. 34, s. 10; 2018, c. 7, s. 181; 2018, c. 19, s. 29.