Drink Driving – know your limits this Christmas


As you prepare yourself for the Festive season and the inevitable increase in Christmas and New Year parties then it’s wise to ensure that you are aware of the current drink-driving legislation.

What are the legal limits for alcohol?

It may be easy to think that you can have just one drink and safely drive home, but alcohol can affect people in a variety of different ways.

As well as considering the type of alcohol you’re drinking, you may also need to factor in how much you’ve eaten recently, your stress levels, your weight, age, sex and metabolism – all of which could determine if you’re within the legal limits.

Below are the current legal limits for consuming alcohol before driving as stated on gov.uk

Level of alcohol England, Wales and Northern Ireland Scotland
Micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath 35 22
Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood 80 50
Milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine 107 67

What should you do if you’re arrested for drink-driving?

If you have been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and have been taken to the nearest police station, then please ask for Burnett Barker Solicitors to provide you with free legal advice.

Our specialist motoring and criminal defence solicitors, led by Declan Gallagher, have dealt with motoring offences at every level of seriousness and are perfectly placed to help you receive the best possible outcome.

For more information about our criminal law services, please phone us on 01284 701131 or email law@burnettbarker.co.uk