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High Range Drink Driving

Legal Defences to Drink Driving and DUI Charges in New South Wales

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If you have been charged with drink driving and are going to court, you will more likely than not feel a sense of apprehension, uncertainty and even distress. However, it is important to be aware that an experienced traffic lawyer...

Drink Driving in New South Wales: Laws, Defences and Penalties

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As we head into the holiday period, it’s perhaps timely to provide a reminder that drink driving is a crime in New South Wales – one which can have serious and lasting consequences in terms ones ability to drive, their...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

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The teenage driver who caused the death of five friends when he crashed his ute into a tree while travelling at double the speed limit in Buxton in September 2022, has been sentenced to a full term of 12 years...

Court Suppresses Name of NSW Police Inspector Charged with High-Range Drink Driving

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A New South Wales Local Court Magistrate has granted a suppression order in favour of a high-ranking police officer who is alleged to have driven his police-issued vehicle while driving with a high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol, collided into a...

High Range Drink Driving in NSW: The Law, Penalties and Defences

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Police say they have charged dozens of with drink driving offences over the weekend during a two-day traffic blitz in Sydney’s south-west. According to police, Operation Fume was established to target traffic offences on the M5 and Hume Highway between...

What are the Penalties for Drink Driving in New South Wales?

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The testing of a driver’s breath for alcohol began in New South Wales on 16 December 1968. However, a driver could only be tested after a traffic accident or an alleged detection of a traffic offence.  The prescribed blood alcohol...

The New Offence of Combined Drink and Drug Driving in New South Wales

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Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs has long been understood to compound the dangers of impaired driving. A drink and drug driving incident involving the roadside deaths of four children in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands...

The Law, Defences and Penalties For High Range Drink Driving In New South Wales

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The NSW Police Force says it has charged a man from Box Hill, north-west of Sydney, with high range drink driving and driving with an unrestrained passenger four to seven years of age after members of the public contacted them...

0.05 Alcohol Limit for Drink Driving: Has Australia Got it Right?

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In Australia, drivers are required to maintain a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of under 0.05% (i.e. 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100 mL of blood). Readings of 0.05 to 0.079 are classified as ‘low range’, readings between 0.08 and 0.149...

Beating a Drink Driving Case, Naturally

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A New York woman who was charged with drink driving has had the charges dropped after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition which causes her body to produce alcohol. The woman, who cannot be named, was pulled over after...
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