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Who is going to drive you home tonight?
Local media have recently reported a comment from Queenstown Police regarding the numbers of people apprehended for drink driving last weekend. Police say the number of drink driving incidents is worrying, particularly the breath alcohol levels.
The legal limit for driving after consuming alcohol is 250 micrograms per litre of breath or 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. If you are caught driving with excess breath alcohol over 250 mcg but under 400 mcg you will be fined $200 and receive demerit points. If your breath alcohol level is over 400 mcg or 80 mg of blood you will be charged and required to appear in the District Court. Except in most unusual circumstances, you will receive a criminal conviction.
There is a zero alcohol limit if you are under 20.
The police comments are a useful reminder, do not drink and drive. It’s not worth it.
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