Drink driving limit could be cut

It has been reported in the media that the drink-driving limit in England and Wales could be slashed by a third – making it illegal to drive after just one pint of beer or a glass of wine, following the path of Scotland which took this route in 2014 ( http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drink-driving-limit-could-be-cut-by-a-third-in-england-and-wales-ministers-say-a6864496.html )

An official spokesman for the Department of Transport said they had “no plans” to lower the drink-drive limit England and Wales in a statement on Wednesday 10 February 2016 and the UK government has previously rejected calls by road safety campaigners and health experts to lower the limit south of the border saying it “strikes an important balance between safety and personal freedom”.

The current drink driving law limits in the UK are 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath, 80mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and 107mg of alcohol in 100 ml of urine. The higher the level of the reading, the worse the penalty, if you are convicted. If you are convicted of drink driving it can have a serious impact not only on your personal life but also your work life, particularly if you drive for a living.

Anyone who finds themselves being investigated or prosecuted for drink driving should receive expert advice from our Motoring Defence Team as soon as possible. You should contact us straight away and we can go through all the evidence and advise you on the merits of your case.

To speak with one of our experts contact us at your nearest Ringrose Law Office at Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Spalding, Sleaford and Newark.

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