Free Drink Driving Legal Advice, Help and FAQ for the UK Motorist
Under Section 4 of the 1988 Road Traffic Act and Section 1 of the 1991 Road Traffic Act, it is an offence to use or be in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or public place whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
Conviction will lead inevitably to a driving ban, a fine and potentially other punishments to include community service, curfew orders and in extreme cases, a prison sentence.
The law relating to drink driving is complicated and given the severity of any potential punishment, expert assistance should be obtained.
Many road users are confused by alcohol levels, drink drive limits and what actually constitutes either driving or being in charge of a vehicle.