The drivers may or may not be aware that they could be charged for drink driving. Anyone caught drink or drug driving will have to face the full penalty of law.
Even a small amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive and the only safe advice is to avoid any alcohol if you are driving.The alcohol limit for drivers in England is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. While the limit is usually 50 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood in other European countries
The police will investigate whether you are over the drink drive limit and carry out a screening breath test at the roadside. To do this, they will use a breathalyser.If one fails the test or if they have other grounds to believe that your driving was impaired through drink, you will be taken to a police station for a final breath test.
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You may be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you are found guilty of drink-driving.The actual penalty depends upon the magistrates who hear your case and on the offence.
On being charged above the legal limit or unfit through drink, you may face imprisonment, have to pay a fine and a possible driving ban.
Death due to careless driving when under the influence of drink may lead to 14 years imprisonment, an unlimited fine, ban from driving for at least two years and an extended driving test before your license is returned.
If you are a high risk offender, you will not automatically get your license back.
For an effective legal help, you can seek the help of experienced Drink Driving Lawyers in London.