Returning bottles to the Beer Store? Beware of possible breath test by police

From Global News Toronto, by Sean O’Shea

Above picture: New federal rules in force since December could see police coming to your home or your drinking establishment and insisting you provide a breath sample. Some lawyers say they are worried. Sean O’Shea reports.

Originally posted on January 8, 2019 5:35 pm. Updated: January 10, 2019 2:50 am

Taking back bottles to the Beer Store? A Mississauga man discovered this past weekend that it can lead to a breath test for alcohol by police.

“He said, ‘I saw you at the Beer Store and to me you were taking back, what looked like in my opinion, an excessive amount of bottles,’” said Art, a 70-year-old Streetsville resident. He asked Global News not to use his surname.

At around Noon on Saturday, Art went to his local Ontario Beer Store and returned about three dozen beer bottles and 10 wine bottles, which his family had accumulated over the holiday season.

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