Drink driving

Date published: 21 March 2018 16:39

The limit

There are strict alcohol limits for drivers, but it’s impossible to say exactly how many drinks this equals - it’s different for each person. Click here to find out more about the drink driving limit.

The penalties

You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you’re found guilty of drink-driving. The actual penalty you get is up to the magistrates who hear your case, and depends on your offence. For more information, click here.

Your rights

The police can stop a vehicle for any reason. If they ask you to stop, you should always pull over when it’s safe to do so. You’re breaking the law if you don’t. For more, click here