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How you can be fined for drink driving - without actually being over the limit

posted 20 Jun 2019, 23:27 by selectdrivinghalifax
Motorists are being warned it's possible to face a drink drive conviction - without actually being over the limit.

While you may think you're safe to get behind the wheel, police can still issue a hefty fine regardless of the breathalyser reading.

Most drivers caught intoxicated behind the wheel will end up with a conviction code of ‘DR40’ on their licence - for being ‘in charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit’.

But there’s another type of conviction - a DR50 - which means you can still be prosecuted without ever failing a breathalyser test.