MONTREAL — The Supreme Court of Canada has approved the confiscation of a vehicle belonging to a repeat drunk driver, which overturns a lower-court ruling.
In a 7-0 decision released Thursday, the justices ruled that a Quebec court was wrong to deny the forfeiture order.
The case involved Alphide Manning, who was arrested near Baie-Comeau in April 2010.
In the old days, lawyers arguing before the Supreme Court could blather on, uninterrupted, for as long as 10 days. Nowadays, they're strictly limited to 30 minutes of argument time — and they're deemed lucky if they can speak more than two sentences before the justices interject.