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New laws that come into effect at midnight tonight will see anyone who is caught drink driving get an automatic disqualification from driving.

This means that anyone who’s caught driving with between 50mg and 80mg of alcohol, per 100ml of blood / 107mg of alcohol per 100ml of urine or 35microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath (from a breathalyzer test) will be automatically disqualified from driving (or holding a licence) for 3 months and will also receive a fine of €200.

The law/bill was originally passed back in July, however, there had been delays in implementing it.


By Cork Safety Alerts

Administrator of Cork Safety Alerts.