Where a driver has been arrested for impaired driving the driver receives the immediate penalties of:
- 7 day vehicle seizure: The vehicle is seized and towed away by police. The owner is responsible for all costs for towing and storage for 7 days.
- 90 day licence suspension: Drivers are prohibited from driving any type of motor vehicle on roads within Ontario for 90 days. After the 90 days have past the driver may apply to have the licence reinstated.
- No collision coverage in accidents: Where an accident has occurred and the driver has been arrested for drinking and driving the insurance will not pay collision insurance. The insurance will quote that the driver violated the policy, which states they will not commit criminal acts while in control of the vehicle.
Further penalties include the cost of towing, storage of the vehicle for 7 days, and a license reinstatement fee.