Drug and Drink Driving Penalties

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As of Monday 20 May 2019 the NSW Government introduced updated drink and drug driving penalties.

Important things to know about the rules:

  • Drivers who are first-time, lower range drink driving offenders will receive an immediate three-month licence suspension and an on the spot fine of $561.
  • Drivers caught with illicit drugs in their system for the first time will receive a $561 fine and a three-month licence suspension.
  • The reform means that any driver detected drink-driving in NSW, at any level, can lose their licence immediately.
  • The drink and drug driving reforms include the expansion of Mobile Drug Testing and inclusion of testing for cocaine, and expansion of the Alcohol Interlock Program to include mid-range offences.

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Make a Plan B

If you are planning a big night out, plan ahead:

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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