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GC - Drink Driving .165%

PostPosted: September 8th, 2011, 10:09 am
by Jemima
I am from the Gold Coast and I have been caught drink driving over the weekend and blew .165%. It is my first offence and have no idea what to expect penalty wise. I really need to have my licence for work purposes and just to get around. Can anyway help me? Look forward to a response.
J :)

Re: GC - Drink Driving .165%

PostPosted: September 12th, 2011, 11:35 am
by QLD Lawyer
Dear Jemima,

As far as disqualifications are concerned there is a general minimum of 6 months for readings of 0.15 or over. Having said that you should get specific advice from a solicitor as to where you would fall above that point. The circumstances of the offence are critical in this regard.

Re penalty - fines are within range. Again you would need advice specific to your circumstances.

Unfortunately people with readings over 0.15 are not eligible for work licences in Queensland.