DRINK DRIVING PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION PERIODS

The table below shows the different maximum penalties and disqualification periods that apply for each drink driving charge.

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Maximum Penalty

Licence Disqualification Periods

1st offence 2nd or

subsequent

offence

If no conviction for major offence in last 5 years

 

If 2nd conviction for a major offence in 5 years

 

Drink Driving

Novice Range

Zero

(M)

 

$1100 $2200 6mths automatic, or longer, minimum 3mths 12mths automatic, or longer, minimum 6mths
Special Range

Over 0.02

(M)

 

$1100 $2200 6mths automatic, or longer, minimum 3mths 12mths automatic, or longer, minimum 6mths
Low Range

0.05 to 0.079

(M)

$1100 $2200 6mths automatic, or longer, minimum 3mths 12mths automatic, or longer, minimum 6mths
Mid Range

0.08 to 0.149

(M)

$2200 and or 9mths Imprisonment $3300 and or 12mths Imprisonment 12mths automatic, or longer, minimum 6mths 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths
High Range

0.15 or above

(M)

$3300 and or 18mths Imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years Imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years
Refuse or fail to submit breath analysis

(M)

$3300 and or 18mths Imprisonment $5500 and or 2 years Imprisonment 3 years automatic, or longer, minimum 12mths 5 years automatic, or longer, minimum 2 years

 

(M): Major offence as defined by the Act.

 

NOTE: A second or subsequent offence is an offence that occurs only within the period of 5 years immediately before the person is convicted of a new offence and that the person was convicted of another offence against the same provision or of a major offence.

 

 

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