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Ontario police can impound vehicles for longer list of offences starting today

Starting today, motorists in Ontario can lose their wheels for a longer list of offences.

Police can now impound the vehicles of motorists found driving with a suspended licence, having a blood-alcohol level over .08, refusing to provide a breath sample or not having a required ignition lock device.

The new rules that allow vehicles to be impounded for seven days include drivers whose licences have been suspended for not making family support payments.

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The changes were included in amendments to the Ontario Road Safety Act passed in 2009.

Motorists in Ontario can already lose their vehicles and licences for seven days if they are charged under the province's stunt driving law.

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