December 29, 2014

Arrests For Drink Driving On Scottish Border

Since the new law on the drink drive limit came into force this month, 5 drivers in the Scottish Borders have been stopped and charged with drink driving.

The police stop over 20,000 drivers in Scotland every month, if breathalysed and found to be over the limit, in the eyes of the law they are a criminal and tough consequences apply. These include an automatic loss of licence and a criminal record for a minimum of 20 years. And the consequences can affect job prospects ad finances.

However, people are advised not to just aim for the limit as even just one drink can impair their driving, with reaction times and judgement being affected. There is also no fool-proof way of drinking and staying under the limit. The amount of alcohol you would need to drink to be considered over the limit varies from person to person depending on factors such as weight, gender and metabolism.

The advice is to avoid drinking if you know you will be driving both to ensure you are not arrested and for your own safety.

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