Drink/drug driving

Summary of the main drink/drug driving offences

Land Transport Act 1998, ss 11, 11A, 12, 58(1)(b)

You must not drive, or try to drive:

  • while you're over the relevant alcohol limits
  • while you're “impaired” by illegal drugs or prescription medicines
  • while under the influence of alcohol or drugs so that you can't properly control the vehicle, or
  • after taking Class A illegal drugs (like heroin, LSD or P).
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