Drink Driving Prison Sentences (Video)

Prison Min

Will you go to prison for drink driving? 


In our latest video series, Marcus Johnstone discusses the likelihood of a custodial sentence in motoring cases.


Key Points 

In drink driving cases, you are more likely to go to prison if;

  • Your breath breath reading was in excess of 120ug (276mg in blood or 367mg in urine)
  • You had passengers in your vehicle (particularly if they were children)
  • You were involved in an incident where injury was caused 
  • You had previous convictions for motoring offences

In drug driving cases, you are more likely to go to prison if;

  • You were in excess of 10 times the legal limit 
  • You have previous motoring convictions 
  • You were found in possession of a controlled drug 
  • You were involved in a incident where injury was caused 

Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines 

Please also take a look at our Free Booklet - The Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines

Sentencing Guidelines