12/07/2011 09:29 EST | Updated 02/06/2012 05:12 EST

Bill to crack down on drinking drivers passed by Alberta legislature

EDMONTON - Alberta's new tougher drunk driving laws are expected to be rolled out over the next seven months, the province's transportation minister said Wednesday.

Ray Danyluk said the timelines are fluid, but the immediate priority will be on getting the system in place within three months to target drivers charged under the Criminal Code.

Then, he said, they'll get the rules in place for those who are caught driving close to the legal limit