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If the police pull you over or find you in a car and think you may be under the influence of alcohol they can require you to:
It is an offence if you:
Queensland has a nil tolerance approach to those convicted of drink driving. Drivers who are found to be ‘over the limit’ will be disqualified from holding a licence. While the Court has no discretion (choice) as to whether to disqualify a drink driver, the length of the disqualification will depend on numerous different factors.
First time offenders will normally attract a disqualification and a fine. For second and further offences, both the length of the disqualification and any additional punishment will increase up to and including imprisonment. In fact, once a person is convicted 3 times in 5 years (with readings above 0.15), the legislation provides that part of the punishment must include a period of time in jail.
In some limited circumstances there may be a defence to a charge of drink driving.
Examples of this are:
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