The short answer is, yes, drink driving is considered a criminal offence in NSW.


It is an offence under the Road Transport Act 2013 to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The specific legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in NSW may vary depending on the driver’s age, licence type, and the type of vehicle being driven.


If a person is found to be driving with a BAC above the legal limit, they can face criminal charges. The penalties for drink driving offences in NSW can include fines, licence suspension, licence disqualification, and in some cases, imprisonment. The severity of the penalties depends on factors such as the level of intoxication, previous offences, Driving History, need for a licence and other circumstances surrounding the offence.


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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 30th January 2024.


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