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Prevention and detection of drink driving is a priority for the police all year round. But at certain times of the year, this focus can intensify. They often crack down with zero-tolerance campaigns to keep our roads safe during summer months and we fully support them with this initiative. However, if you find yourself ‘unintentionally drink driving’ for whatever reason, we can help you.

Seasonal Spikes in Unintentional Drink Driving Offences

The Christmas and New Year period is well known to be a peak time for drink drivers. However, the summer months can also see an increase in similar offences, with the warmer weather and lighter nights tempting more drivers to take part in social activities involving alcohol. So sometimes you can find yourself ‘unintentionally drink driving’ the morning after a big night out. Unintentional Drink Driving the morning after is a hot topic even now and more common than you might expect, especially during the summer.

Drivers in Scotland run a higher risk of being caught for drink driving because of the lower drink drive limit in operation. In December 2014 the legal limit was lowered to 22mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in Scotland. This means that for many, just one alcoholic drink could be enough to put a driver over the limit in Scotland.

Penalties Can Be Severe

The penalties for being found guilty of drink driving are severe and can have life-changing consequences. They include:

  • A minimum 12-month driving ban.
  • A possible fine of up to £5,000
  • A risk of being imprisoned for up to six months.
  • Risk of losing your vehicle being confiscated by the crown.

Figures from Police Scotland show a rise in the number of drivers caught drink driving over the summer months. In the crackdown on summer drink and drug driving by Police Scotland launched on Monday 26 June 2023, figures of motorists caught ‘driving under the influence’ (DUI) increased by a third in the past five years. The annual Recorded Crime in Scotland Report, published in June 2023, showed 7,815 DUI offences in 2022/23 – compared with 5,863 in 2017/2018. So if you find yourself in this situation this year, don’t panic – just contact Scullion LAW.

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