Drink driving laws in Ireland are extremely strict. It is an offence to drive in the state of being intoxicated and having low control over your vehicle. The intoxicants can either be alcohol or drugs. Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, reduced the alcohol limits set for drunk drivers. As drinking and driving can lead to hazardous consequences, the law takes strict actions against the offender.
The drinking limits vary for different drivers based on their driving experience. Lower alcohol limits are rigid for new drivers, compared to the strictness for experienced drivers. The alcohol limits apply to all drivers-buses, lorries, taxis, work vehicles, etc. However, the legal procedure for prosecution can be stressful and the help of drink driving solicitors will help in dealing with the legalities smoothly.
The driver of vehciles can be subjected to random breath testing by the Gardaì, without a confirmed opinion that the driver has consumed alcohol.
The Gardaì can stop any vehicle and ask the driver to accompany to a checkpoint and:
Under Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, there are 4 drink driving offences, for which charges could be pressed on the driver.
These offences can lead to severe penalties. If you need to speak with an experienced drink driving solicitor, call us today as we can provide you with legal advice and representation if needed.
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If you need to speak with an experienced drink driving solicitor, call us today as we can provide you with legal advice and representation if needed.