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                             Caught Drunk driving?    Bummer!

We want to give you the most basic and simple information we can on this topic so you know exactly what to do if apprehended and what defences might be available to you.

We are not going to give you a full textbook of all the reported Court cases and all of the law,  but we will give you a whole lot of helpful tips and full access to the relevant legislation. 

If you need a  Limited Licence  you can cross to that site.

If you wish to see the precise wording of the law then you can access the Land Transport Act 1998 through the direct link below. 

You need to look at Part 6 of the Act which includes Sections 56 - 79.  Just click on :

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We also provide you with a direct link to the Government legislation site where you can look up ALL Acts of Parliament and Regulations and Rules. An Act is also known as a Statute. A Regulation is also sometimes known as a Rule. This Government legislation site is still going through some teething problems. But you will be able to access all legislation and find specific Acts and Rules and individual sections.

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PRESS RELEASE 15 JUNE 2005

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