Tag Archives: Drink Driving

New Drink Driving Rules in NSW

NSW has introduced tough new drink-driving laws which will result in people caught driving over the alcohol limit to have their licence immediately suspended. Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance recently announced the new penalties for any driver, even if they are a first time offender or low-range offender. Offending drivers will receive an immediate […]

Family Wants Drink Driver Jailed Following Fatal Crash

A drink driver who crashed into a family on a suburban street has blamed the crash on heartburn medication and asked the judge for mercy, after returning a blood alcohol reading nearly four times the legal limit. The man was traveling at more than 120km per hour at the time when his car crashed into […]

Don’t Drink and Drive or Ride!

A warning for people who drink and drive or those who think they can get around the law by riding their horse instead of driving a car or motorbike while intoxicated. A 51 year old woman was recently arrested by police in Logan, south of Brisbane after allegedly riding her horse to a tavern while […]

Roadside Breath Tests and Crash Leads to Arrest

A driver who was caught by police in February at a stationary roadside breath test site was sentenced in local court and fined $880 and had his driver’s licence disqualified for five months. The  man was stopped by police and at first did not believe he was over the limit, saying that the device must […]

Fatal Road Crash May Have Been Linked to Alcohol

The worst accidents seem to be the ones caused by drink driving, as this picture of a mangled vehicle so clearly demonstrates. Police believe alcohol was a key factor in a crash involving a B-Double truck and a mini-van which claimed the lives of 3 men travelling in the mini-van. It is believed the 3 […]

What the Law Says About Drinking Behind the Wheel

Drinking behind the wheel is a terrible idea, we all know this but what exactly does the law say? In Australia laws differ from state to state. In NSW, all drivers are prevented from drinking alcohol while driving and the same applies for Victorian drivers. In Queensland its an offence to drink alcohol while driving […]