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What happens if I am suspected of drink driving?

If you are under arrest because of a drink drive offence, you have the right to speak to a solicitor. That right does not mean you can refuse to give samples of breath, blood or urine even if you have not yet spoken to the solicitor.

You will be required to blow into a machine that will provide an evidential reading of the amount of alcohol you have in your breath.

Depending on the reading, you may be offered the option to provide a sample of blood or urine.

Depending upon the type of specimen provided and/or the results of the evidential alcohol breath test, you will either be released without charge, bailed to attend the police station at a later date or charged and bailed to appear at a Magistrates Court.

For further information visit the Drink website at