Before opining what the Liberal leader should do about MP Pablo Rodriguez in the light of his recent arrest it is important to know what exactly the charges are. Reports refer to the honourable member attempting to but failing to provide a breathalyzer sample. Normally this would give rise to a charge of refusing a breathalyzer demand which is a criminal offence carrying the same penalty as an impaired driving conviction. However, media reports refer to a charge of refusing to cooperate or other similar phrases which make one wonder whether Jaffer-like leniency was shown by charging Mr. Rodriguez with a provincial (non criminal) offence.
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