Drink Driving offences

Drink Driving offences

Drink driving charges and you.

A drink driving charge can be;

  • a ‘prescribed concentration of alcohol’ (PCA) offence
  • a ‘driving under the influence’ (DUI) offence
  • refusing or failing to give a breath or blood sample for analysis, and
  • dangerous driving involving alcohol.

The law limits the amount of alcohol you are allowed to have in your blood when driving. This is called the alcohol limit. The limit depends on the type of licence you have. For example, learners and P-platers have a lower limit than full licence holders.

The penalties you can get for breaking the law also depend on how much over the limit you are, so you can be charged with low, middlehigh, special and novice-range PCA offences. For first time offenders with a blood alcohol reading in the lower ranges, instead of having to go to court, you might receive a penalty notice (fine) and an immediate suspension of your driver licence.

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