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High Range Drink Driving VIC

High range drink driving occurs whenever a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 drives a motor vehicle.

This is a major offence and punishable by imprisonment along with other penalties that may be imposed by the court. The accused, if convicted, will most likely be disqualified from holding a license for a period of time.

Fines and demerit points may also be imposed. Infringement notices will no longer be issued to violators. Rather, the offender is charged for the commission of a criminal offence and it is to the Magistrates Court that the accused will appear. This being a major offence, authorities have the power to immediately suspend the license of the offender. If convicted, the driver's license or permit will be cancelled for 15 to 48 months, aside from fines. Subsequent drink driving offenders face a maximum penalty of 18 months of imprisonment. 

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