The Canadian Press

2001-03-14 | Diplomats-Drinking

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Ottawa unveiled a series of new policies to deal with foreign diplomats who drink and drive. Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley announced March 14th there would be a "zero tolerance" attitude toward drunk driving diplomats. (The changes stemmed from the January death of an Ottawa woman who was run down by a Russian diplomat who was driving while impaired.)

Date: 2001-03-14
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the department was suspended diplomats driving privileges even where charges are not laid by police on the basis of a police report substantiating the diplomat drove while under the influence of alcohol in most cases a first offense will result in a one year suspension of the license or first offense involving death or injury will automatically result in the diplomats recall or expulsion >>

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