Can you go to jail for drink driving WA?

Can you go to jail for drink driving WA?

Drink driving and drug driving offences are serious. If convicted, you can be disqualified from driving, and have to pay a fine or undergo counselling. You can also go to prison for serious traffic offences involving alcohol or drugs.

What punishment can you get for drink driving?

Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink. A person could get six months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving ban for at least one year (3 years if convicted twice in 10 years). Refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis.

What happens if you get caught drink driving in WA?

For a BAC between 0.05 and 0.69, your fine will be at least $500 and you will be disqualified from driving for between 6 and 8 months. If your BAC was 0.07 to 0.079 you will receive a minimum fine of $600, and a disqualification of either 8 months or 10 months.

What are the new laws on drink driving?

A reduction to the current legal drink driving limit A reduction to the current prescribed legal blood alcohol limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood and the equivalent amounts in breath and urine.

What are fails on a driving test?

The most common driving test fails

  • Observation at junctions.
  • Use of mirrors when changing direction.
  • Lack of control when steering.
  • Turning right at a junction.
  • Moving off unsafely.
  • Incorrect response to traffic lights.
  • Lack of control when moving off.
  • Incorrect positioning during normal driving.

What are major mistakes in driving test?

Common driving test faults

  • Not checking mirrors frequently enough.
  • Stalling the car.
  • Touching the kerb.
  • Hesitation.
  • Using the handbrake incorrectly.
  • Crossing hands over on the wheel.
  • Driving too slowly.
  • Failing the sight test.

For some serious drink driving offences you can also go to prison. If you are charged with an excess 0.08 or DUI (excess 0.15) offence, you will normally be given an immediate licence disqualification notice from the police (often called a roadside disqualification).

What are the rules of drink driving?

It’s an offence to drive, attempt to drive, or be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or public place if the level of alcohol in your breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit. The legal limit of alcohol in the body is: 35 micrograms (µg) per 100 millilitres of breath.

What happens to your license if you drink drive?

Participate in the interlock program for at least twelve months. The normal interlock order on a high range drink driving offence is your licence is disqualified for six (6) months and then a further 2 ½ years with an interlock device in your car. Please note that the above is just what happens to your licence.

How often do drink drivers get interlocked in WA?

Based on WA drink driving offences, it is expected that between 4,000 and 6,000 drink drivers will be required to fit an alcohol interlock to their vehicles in WA each year. How does the alcohol interlock scheme legislation work? Are convicted of driving with a BAC 0.15 or over.

Can you commit a second drink driving offence in WA?

Commit a second drink driving offence of any kind within 5 years. Fail to comply with a request to provide a breath sample to a member of WA Police. This is a representation of the legislation only – please see the Comprehensive Q&A for more detail.

Is it a crime to drink and drive?

Drunk driving is not only a moral issue, but a crime. Should you be in the presence of someone attempting to drive drunk, there is no shame in standing up, being the voice of reason, and declaring “ Don’t drink and drive. ”