One of the most intimidating sights for a driver is that of flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Your mind may begin racing, wondering what you may have done wrong. Did you come to a complete stop at that traffic light? Were you driving over the speed limit? As the officer collects your driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance, he or she is also trying to determine if you are impaired behind the wheel.
The conversation that takes place during a traffic stop, gives Ontario police a chance look for clues that a driver has been drinking. Is there alcohol on your breath? Are you slurring your words? Do you seem confused? Are your eyes bloodshot or glassy? Any of these signs or others may be enough for the officer to ask you to step out of the vehicle. It is important that you understand your rights in this situation.