Penalties for drivers aged 20 years and over

What happens to me if I’m caught over the new limits?
If a breath screening test shows you have more than 250mcg of alcohol per litre of breath, you will be asked to take an evidential breath test (EBT), usually in a booze bus or at a police station.

If this confirms you are over 250mcg, you will  likely be forbidden to drive for up to 12 hours. You will need to arrange a lift or have someone come and drive your car.

What are the penalties for drivers aged 20 years and over?





For drivers under 20, or those with an alcohol interlock licence or a zero alcohol licence, the limit stays at zero and the penalties remain unchanged.These penalties apply to drivers aged 20 and over.