The Harper government is considering the idea of letting police conduct drunk driving tests at random, not just for those who seem a little tipsy behind the wheel.
Justice Minister, Peter McKay, told the Globe and Mail his staff is looking into it.
Right now, police can only give a roadside sobriety test if a driver is showing signs of drinking.
McKay says his government is always mindful of the need to respect people’s rights, but there’s also an emphasis on protecting the public.
In a follow-up email to the Globe, a McKay staffer says these is, “no consensus among provinces and territories for this policy proposal.”